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      06-30-2012, 05:19 AM   #99
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One other thing is possible for BMW/Toyota joint: Lotus. Toyota is the supplies its engines for Lotus, the I4 and V6's, BMW could need a sporty brand to rival Ferrari, Lamborghini which belongs the Audi and Porsche which belongs to VW. BMW has Mini and Rolls Royce, they yet need Lotus in the sportscars segment. BMW could build Lotus and get Toyota/Yamaha engines like the one in the LFA, because they are NA and not FI like M engines. BMW would not have to develop new NA M engines, but just source them form Toyota.For more efficiency they could be hybrids, like the 981 Spyder, but at a more "affordable price, the 918 Spyder costs more than 600.000 €. That would definitely be a 458 Italia killer.