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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Facebook The New Supra Will Be More BMW Than Toyota


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The next Toyota Supra will be a collaboration between Toyota and BMW. We pretty much already knew that. Problem is, it’s going to look like a Toyota, but underneath it’s going to be a lot of BMW that makes the new Supra tick. That might not sit well with hardcore enthusiasts on either side.
According to Car and Driver, this new Supra will debut in two years as a 2018 model. It’s part of a collaboration code named “Silk Road” and will have a Toyota body with a turbocharged, inline, 6-cylinder engine from BMW. The Germans will also be contributing a rear-drive chassis.

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It’s not just the Supra body Toyota will be contributing to the joint venture. They will be chipping in some cash and sharing some of their technological expertise. Specifically, they will be sharing their knowledge on hybrids, which might not come into play with the Supra, but could figure into the development of future BMWs.

If you’re looking for hints on what exactly this new Supra will look like, then check out the FT-1 concept that was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show back in 2014. It’s larger than than the Supra, but shrink it all down and you’ve got a good idea of what you’ll be looking at when the Supra debuts in a few more years.