Lunes, Agosto 4, 2014
Toyota And BMW To Develop BRZ Model
GT 86 and BRZ came into life due to Toyota and Subaru collaboration and we’re still enjoying these sports cars until today. For those of you who really loved this idea, you’ll be thrilled to know that Toyota is trying to work with BMW this time to give us an updated version of GT 86 and introduce a new sports car that came from the lineage of Supra built on the FT-1 concept car.
Subaru’s support on the joint development of GT 86 is wavering a little due to BMW involvement. Though, Subaru has expressed uncertainty to continue collaborating with Toyota, they’d have to agree that BMW is more than capable to match or even exceed what Subaru has contributed on the GT 86 development.
On the other hand, the Japanese manufacturer is planning to launch three models in the GT 86 lineup. One above it and one below. Aside from that, it is possible that they’d be electrified and rear-wheel-drive, according to their representative.
Following the latest Le Man prototype and Yaris hybrid concept, the Japanese carmaker is said to fit the next GT 86 with hybrid system.
Since Toyota and BMW’s partnership for the new platform is definite, the future Toyota model and possibly BMW too, is likely to make BMW Z4 run for its money.
If we’re lucky, a totally new sports car model may even debut from the both car maker’s team up. When that happens, we’ll dig every detail we can about it. From the engine down to the paint protection. We know you’re itching for it.