There have been countless rumors about a new Toyota Supra but a recent report is indicating the model won't be jointly developed with BMW.

There have been countless rumors about a new Toyota Supra but a recent report is indicating the model won't be jointly developed with BMW.

According to one of Motoring's sources, "BMW is not involved in the new Supra" but "Toyota is involved in the development of the all-new BMW Z4."

The source went on to say the model will have a front-engine, rear-drive layout and will use the same lightweight construction techniques as the i3 and i8. This means we can expect a number of carbon fiber and aluminum components which will make the model relatively lightweight.

Little else is known about the car but it could have a 2.0-liter engine that is backed up by a Toyota-sourced plug-in hybrid system.

Despite the advanced technology, the source suggested the car would cost roughly the same price as the current model.

 

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Toyota to develop the Supra alone, joint sports car will be the next BMW Z4 - report