Yamaha Sports Ride Concept – 2015 Tokyo Live

Posted on: Oct 28, 2015 - 1:42pm IST

Rides on a carbon fiber tub designed by Gordon Murray.

Yamaha has unveiled a 2-door mid-engined sports car concept at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show today, which tries to pair the fun of a motorcycle with Gordon Murray’s know-how of chassis and tech.

Yamaha Sports Ride Concept front three quarter at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Dubbed as the Yamaha Sports Ride Concept, it’s designed along the lines of a compact 2 seater mid-engined sports car like the Alfa Romeo 4C and Lotus Elise. It rides on a carbon fiber tub designed by Gordon Murray, who was responsible for the development of the legendary McLaren F1.

The carbon fiber tub is built using an innovative process called iStream, which allows a series of vehicles to be constructed using similar methods. This process was first showcased in the Yamaha Motiv city car at the same venue in 2013.

Yamaha Sports Ride Concept rear quarter at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

The Sports Ride Concept measures 3,900 mm long, 1,720 mm wide and 1,170 mm high. Thanks to the extensive use of carbon fiber, the concept weighs just 750 kg.

Yamaha Sports Ride Concept at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show – Image Gallery

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