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BMW is teaming up with Lexus to try and create a car that will outperform Audi's R8. This was idea could have been concocted in reaction to Audi's comment that BMW doesn't have a supercar model for sale. A prototype has already been built but there doesn't seem to be anything more concrete beyond that. It is speculated by motoring.com that the supercar should be out in time for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020.

Motoring did a good job with the concept rendering and you can see the distinctly Lexus grille.
 

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This render is really good, but does it have anything to do with something concrete, or is this just some really good imagination at work?

I have commented before on how the grille should be all crosshatch, but this shows how the straight lines and crosshatch can be mixed which is cool.
 

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Came across some convincing articles today on the potential power plant which is exactly what the one here talked about, the V8, which makes the most sense. Lexus has worked with V8's and in volume for years, they've perfected it and what better to use in a supercar than all that R&D put into V8 programs.

Now they just need to get Yamaha to design the exhaust :D
 

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Always a chance for hybrid, probably part of what they've factored into the development of this thing which makes sense when you look at the possible life cycle of it and what else is going to be available around then.
 

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If its a hybrid it would compete against the NSX. Right now that is the only car in that specific niche. So others are probably looking to make sure there is competition.
Not just the NSX but just about anything else with similar power to weight, and overall performance... and of course within the same segment, although venturing out to segments just above and below is also done.
 
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