We at Capital Toyota are thrilled to hear the update on the Toyota-BMW sports car!
— Road & Track (@RoadandTrack) May 13, 2016
If the combination of Toyota and BMW sounds crazy to you, you are not in the minority! However, Toyota and BMW have been discussing a partnership to build a two-door, rear-drive sports car since 2011. It has been kept very low-key, but now there is some news that brings this sports car to the forefront of everyone’s mind.
The new rumor is that the car will be built by the Austria manufacturing firm, Magna Steyr. Magna Steyr is the company that creates the Mercedes G-Wagen, so they know what they are doing!
BMW CEO Harold Krueger states that, “BMW has a long roadster tradition” which is why the replacement of the BMW Z4 is crucial. The new roadster will be the BMW Z5, but the Toyota sports car has yet to be named. We are hoping it might be the new Toyota Supra!
The car production is rumored to begin in 2018 and have a target of 60,000 cars per year. We are waiting to see if the car is the new Toyota Supra or a new sports car, so for now we will try to be patient!