Yamaha’s F1inspired city car

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Yamaha Motiv city car concept

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The Yamaha Motiv at the Tokyo show.

Yamaha is adding two wheels to enter the car market.

The motorcycle manufacturer unveiled its automobile offering at the 2013 motor show . the Motiv a city car.

To counter its building cars the company has the assistance of famed designer, Murray.

Gordon Murray the Yamaha Motiv at the Tokyo show.

The South African-born, English-based made his name in formula one world championship winning for Brabham and McLaren before he the McLaren F1 supercar and worked on the SLR McLaren .

For the last few years Murray has worked for himself, a revolutionary way of building road dubbed iStream, that away with expensive techniques required for conventional

It’s formula one technology for motorists without using the materials that so far we’ve had in sports cars and high-end Murray says.

The background to it is the iStream technology is like a formula one monocoque into a simple steel that gives it strength light weight.

According to iStream keeps production of the and chassis separate, with the panels attached to the car at the final of assembly.

Conventional steel and body panels are replaced by honeycomb sandwich that saves weight and complexity.

Murray claims iStream include greater flexibility models could be produced in the factory), shorter lead for new models and greater customization.

Yamaha Motiv city car concept

To iStream Murray produced the (petrol-powered) and T.27 (electric) car concepts. The two prototypes feature dimensions and had a rear-mounted engine/motor powered the rear wheels .

hopes Yamaha is just the iStream customer and admits are on going with several existing car makers.

Yamaha are the people to show a product, working with seven customers on projects, Murray

Yamaha’s Motiv concept which is similar in layout and to the T.25/T.27, has a small electric but its newly-developed 1.0-litre, three-cylinder engine could also its way into the car.

Officially the has not been confirmed for production but likely to make showrooms in the not too future.

Murray could not say how the car wold cost, only it may be on par with machines like the Up , Toyota Aygo and Smart


Its Yamaha’s car, its up to them to set the price but there’s no reason it be competitive with any of those, he

It’s designed with in mind but it cold go on sale anywhere.

Yamaha Motiv city car concept
Yamaha Motiv city car concept
Yamaha Motiv city car concept
Yamaha Motiv city car concept
Yamaha Motiv city car concept
Yamaha Motiv city car concept
Yamaha Motiv city car concept
Yamaha Motiv city car concept

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