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BMW-Toyota Collaboration to Spawn New Supra and Z7

“Silk Road 2” project will challenge the Porsche 911.

For some time, the auto industry has been speculating about the rumored cooperation between Toyota and BMW on a joint project, which is destined to father two new models: the next BMW Z4, and the Toyota GT86 replacement. But now, it seems the two companies are working together on yet another – and far more interesting – project. Codenamed “Silk Road 2,” the effort is supposed to bring about the creation of a Porsche 911 rival for each of the companies.

According to Car magazine, the SR2 project will foster two brand-new models: the first, the BMW Z7, and the second, a spiritual successor to the Toyota Supra, which is to be marketed as a baby Lexus LFA, called either the ZC or the ZR. The cars are expected to share a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six engine, and hit the markets in 2018 or 2019 with a starting price upwards of $120,000. According to the report, these twins could put out anywhere between 400 and 500 horsepower.

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