BMW, Toyota working on a mid-engined sports car to take on Porsche 911

Article by Christian A., on June 11, 2014

The partnership between Toyota and BMW seems to be quite profitable for both brands. After the two companies announced a partnership that will build a new sports car but also the replacements for the BMW Z4 and the Toyota GT86, we found out that the carmakers are working on a new mid-engined sports car.

According to Car Magazine, BMW and Toyota will extend their partnership and build a new range of mid-engined sports car that will take on the Porsche 911. Codenamed Silk Road 2, the project will launch the BMW Z7 and the Lexus ZC/ZR.

The upcoming vehicles will use a 3.0-liter twin-turbo in-line six-cylinder engine bolted to a dual-clutch transmission, but also a supplementary electric motor that will deliver around 150 hp.

The battery pack will be located between the seats, which translates into better stability through the corners.

Although Toyota was planning to revive the Supra nameplate, it seems that Lexus will be the one who will receive the new sports car, seen as LFA’s little brother. We expect the new vehicles to arrive with a power output in the 400 to 500 hp zone, as well as with a kerbweight of under 1650 kg.

Topics: bmw, toyota, porsche 911

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