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Report: New details on Toyota-BMW sports car emerge

Report: New details on Toyota-BMW sports car emerge image

Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Toyota Press | posted July 22, 2015 13:53

An insider reveals dimensions, body construction of Toyota-BMW sports car

Last 2013, Toyota and BMW signed a joint-venture agreement to develop a shared platform for a sports car. Since then, the two companies have been secretive about the progress of the project.

However, earlier this month, BMW confirmed that the sports car partnership was dubbed as 'Silk Road' and the German automaker said that “progress is according to plan.”

Now, Australian automotive website Motoring has released new details regarding the Toyota-BMW sports car. According to a Toyota insider who spoke to Motoring, the models will have an aluminum spaceframe chassis and carbon fiber reinforced plastic body construction.

The insider goes on by saying that the models will be about the same size as the Porsche 911 and measure less than 4500mm in length, under 1840mm in width and no more than 1340mm high with a wheelbase of less than 2500mm.

Note: Photo shown above is the Toyota FT-1 concept

Source: Motoring