Drive Wire: Luxury Brand Supercar Alliance?

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Big news today from the strange world of auto alliances. BMW and Lexus are teaming up to produce a supercar to replace the Lexus LFA and allow BMW to jump into the supercar game. The goal being, compete with the Audi R8.

Early reports show the car utilizing a carbon-fiber tub over an aluminum space frame. The Lexus version will be powered by a street-legal variation of their LeMans race car V-8. BMW’s propulsion will likely be a twin-turbo inline-six. Interesting to note, both versions will include hybrid technology.