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Toyota GT86 Platform Will Be Used By A Supra Successor and the Next BMW Z4?

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Yup you read that headline right. According to the guys over at Motor Trend, the rear-wheel-drive Toyota GT86 platform that is used by the Toyota GT86, Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ will also be used by the upcoming Toyota Supra successor and the next-generation BMW Z4.

Toyota and BMW recently formed a partnership to work on lithium-ion battery technology and a new sports car together. The partnership will be used to create a successor to the Toyota Supra, which will use the GT86 platform, but will reportedly be powered by a 2.5L four-cylinder engine and a hybrid system that will generate around 400 horsepower. The Supra isn't expected until 2017, but Toyota could release a concept version later this year at the Tokyo Motor Show. The Supra is expected to be inspired by the FT-HS hybrid concept that debuted in 2007. BMW is reportedly going to help with the suspension settings and handling of the Supra.

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If the reports are true the GT86 platform will also be used by the next-generation BMW Z4. BMW is currently a testing six-cylinder hybrid system for the next Z4 that will also generate around 400 horsepower.

Stay tuned...

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