Our artists have created a rendering of this replacement for the BMW Z4 and Toyota GT86 to see what this joint sports car could look like.

The jointly-developed BMW and Toyota sports car is inching closer to production so our artists have created a rendering of what the model could look like.

BMW Z5 / BMW Toyota sports car rendering

Expected to be a Z4 successor, the rendering depicts a stylish coupe with an aggressive front fascia and a twin-kidney grille that is flanked by sweptback headlights. Moving further back, we can see a long hood and a rakish windscreen that meets a double bubble roof.

BMW and Toyota have been tight-lipped about specifications but previous reports have suggested the model could use a carbon fiber tub similar to the i3 and i8. There have also been rumors that the car will eschew the retractable hardtop and adopt a conventional soft top. If that doesn't float your boat, there have also been whispers about a coupe variant.

Engine options remain unconfirmed but the car could be offered with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that has outputs of 190 bhp (141 kW), 245 bhp (182 kW) and 270 bhp (201 kW). There's could also be a high-performance Z5 M which could use a turbocharged six-cylinder engine with roughly 425 bhp (317 kW).

Gallery: BMW Z5 Spy Shots