In 2012, BMW and Toyota joined forces to work on their next generation sports car. The joint venture was spawned out of a need for BMW to come up with a replacement for the aging Z4 roadster, and for Toyota to resurrect the much famed Supra super coupe.

According to a recent Autoblog article, the BMW Z4 will end its 14-year production run this month. Sources told AOL's auto scribes to expect the successor, the Z5, to share the current roadster's proportions and come equipped with both four and six-cylinder engines.  Hopes are high the Z5 will be the world’s first glimpse at the new Supra, a car that has gained a cult following since it ended production in 1998.