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The Toyota Supra is set to return as a plug-in hybrid sports car using BMW underpinnings, Auto Express can reveal.

And our exclusive image shows how the radical styling will be influenced by the FT-1 supercar concept seen at this year’s Detroit Motor Show.

The ‘BMW Supra’ has been born out of a technology-sharing deal announced by the two companies in 2011. At the time they confirmed a number of projects, including hydrogen fuel-cell development, shared battery tech and a joint sports car platform.

It’s understood that the underpinnings for the next-generation BMW Z4 will also form the basis of a new Supra. The new BMW roadster will use lightweight know-how gleaned from the i3 and i8 plug-in range, with extensive use of aluminium and carbon fibre aimed at reducing weight and upping the roadster’s stiffness.



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