Yamaha surprised the world at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show with a sports car concept that will likely be powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine.
The Yamaha sports car debuted in concept form as the Sports Ride Concept measuring 3,900 mm in length, 1,720 mm in width and 1,170 mm in height. The concept is based on the iStream process developed by Gordon Murray, the same mind behind the McLaren F1. This is actually not the first time Yamaha and Murray have teamed up, having created the Motiv city car a couple of years ago.
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Given Murray’s experience with Formula 1, it’s not surprising that the Yamaha sports car is lightweight – the concept tips the sales at just 1,654 pounds! According to a recent report from Motoring, the Yamaha sports car will make an appearance in pre-production form at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. Expect the production model’s interior to be similar to the concept with a mix of high-quality metal, leather, carbon fiber and tech borrowed from the company’s music division. Rumor has it that the Yamaha sports car will be priced around $70,000.