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Old 19th October 2015, 11:54   #1
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Yamaha is preparing a concept car for Tokyo Motor Show;

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It will be a 2 seater sports coupe

Yamaha is saying that;

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"the design is inspired by motorcycles and expresses the Unique Style of Yamaha."
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A quick LEVELS adjustment in photoshop reveals the tyre level at ground. Looks like this 2 seater sports car is a typical low-hung, compact model. Going by the long bonnet line, will this be a front wheel driven model? I doubt that though.

To me, the body lines slightly resemble the Mazda Miata, as well as a Porsche 911.

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.. will this be a front wheel driven model? I doubt that though.
The bonnet outline looks too low to house an engine there .. so will this be a rear-engine ?
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Not the first time Yamaha is showing off with a concept car. Remember:

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The OX99-11 didn't make it to production, and I don't think this upcoming concept will either. But that shouldn't stop the engineers from experimenting ! Here's Honda's half bike / half car concept:


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Yamaha also supplied engines for Formula 1 cars in the 90's. Besides the Engine of the Volvo S60 is manufactured by Yamaha and they also helped design the engine of the Lexus LFA.
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Yamaha helped design the engine of the Lexus LFA.
Small correction there mate.
Yamaha only worked on the acoustics of the LFA engine. That would be the Music division of Yamaha, also known for their pianos & keyboards, and their music school with stalwarts like Keiko Matsui etc.
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It is very interesting to see Yamaha come up with some unique products in this years Tokyo Motor show. I think it is highly unlikely that Yamaha sports car will enter mainstream production but it will be a very competitive product if sold. Yamaha's experience in working in four wheeler technology is praiseworthy especially with the Lexus LFA as mentioned in the previous post and also in developing 4.4L V8 engines for Volvo S80 and XC90.

'Yamaha Sports Ride Concept car- Developed by Gordon Murray Design in Surrey, England, the front-engine, rear-drive chassis is composed of carbon fiber. GMD characterizes it as “the first affordable high-volume carbon-fiber chassis structure, bringing Formula 1 materials and technology within reach of the everyday motorist.”

When or even whether the Sports Ride will actually become available to everyday motorists is a question Yamaha refrained from addressing at the show. Nor was there any mention of powertrain, although Yamaha has no shortage of potent motorcycle engines that could be suitable. But there were some specifications. The Sports Ride is 153.5 inches long, 67.7 inches wide, and 46.1 inches high—dimensions that are very similar to those of the new Mazda MX-5 Miata.'
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'Another very interesting product displayed in the Tokyo motor show the "Motobot" a humanoid motorcycle riding robot.

The aim of the exercise is to develop rider-support systems similar to those we are seeing developed in automobiles to make driving safer. "We want to apply the fundamental technology and know-how gained in the process of this challenge to the creation of advanced rider safety and rider-support systems and put them to use in our current businesses, as well as using them to pioneer new lines of business," says Yamaha's release.'
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Small correction there mate.
Yamaha only worked on the acoustics of the LFA engine. That would be the Music division of Yamaha, also known for their pianos & keyboards, and their music school with stalwarts like Keiko Matsui etc.
I'm not so sure. The LFA's V10 was actually co-developed with Yamaha.
How would piano makers tune a cars exhaust anyway?
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I'm not so sure. The LFA's V10 was actually co-developed with Yamaha.
How would piano makers tune a cars exhaust anyway?
Here's the link.
http://www.yamaha.com/news_release/2009/20091021.html

Pretty informative actually.

To be honest, LFA does have a very sweet tone, right after the Zonda. A few advantages of living in a posh city

Also remember, Tesla introduced artificial sound in their cars because they were too quiet. http://my.teslamotors.com/en_EU/foru...d-engine-sound
Acoustics play an important part of the sensory feel of a car.
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Here's the link.
http://www.yamaha.com/news_release/2009/20091021.html

Pretty informative actually.

To be honest, LFA does have a very sweet tone, right after the Zonda. A few advantages of living in a posh city

Also remember, Tesla introduced artificial sound in their cars because they were too quiet. http://my.teslamotors.com/en_EU/foru...d-engine-sound
Acoustics play an important part of the sensory feel of a car.
I stand corrected.
I did come across that but forgot to edit my post. Yamaha's explanation is a little complicated for me but in simple English, the piano subsidiary made passages inside the car so that the exhaust sound could be heard without interruption. Quite cool actually. Yamaha did help Toyota in developing the engine as well though.
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Its a nice looking concept. Yamaha adds a line in their website:
"We hope you look forward to the day when you can get behind the wheel"
After seeing such a brilliant design who wouldn't want to see it action and set the motorways on fire...!!!

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