New details have emerged about the hotly anticipated BMW-Toyota joint venture sports cars.
According to a report by Motoring, the models will be based on an aluminium spaceframe chassis and feature carbon fibre reinforced plastic body panels. A source close to the manufacturers also revealed that the cars will be around the same size as a Porsche 911, measuring less than 450mm long.
While both companies have been tight lipped about the car’s powerplant, their engine lineup is said to include a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder with 180kW (241 bhp) and 350Nm of torque, and a 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-six generation at least 250kW (335 bhp) and 450Nm of torque.
A plug-in hybrid with 353kW (473 bhp) is also reportedly on the cards.
In terms of design, Toyota has purported finalised the design of their car and that it will not look like a traditional Toyota. Let’s just hope it looks like the FT-1 Concept (shown here).