The Yamaha Sports Ride Concept car, the second four-wheeler from the two wheeler specialist, made its first public appearance at the ongoing 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. Like the MOTIV city car concept, the new sportscar adopts the iStream process which is formulated by ace F1 designer Gordon Murray who is also responsible for designing the namesake hypercar.
iStream process derives a leaf from F1 technology to produce lightweight high rigidity carbon fibre vehicle structures. The first Yamaha sportscar adopts the tried and tested mid-engined rear-wheel drive two seater configuration.
The compact low-riding sportscar measures 3,700 mm in length, 1,720 mm wide, 1,170 mm high. The iStream process has resulted in an impressive kerb weight of 750 kg. Yamaha has kept the powertrain details under wraps but has said that the driving experience will be as pure as riding one of its superbikes.
One look at the Sports Ride Concept, and you will acknowledge that Yamaha is capable of giving sleepless nights to several sportscar makers if it ventures into this territory. Smooth flowing lines, LED headlights, a pronounced nose, sharp carbon fibre front air splitters, frame-less doors, a tight-fitting roof, sophisticated LED combination lights that are separated by twin exhaust tips and a silver diffuser with F1-style brake light sum up the exterior design.
The purposeful interior is composed of high quality leather upholstery and carbon fibre elements. The minimalist layout allows no chances of distraction and the triple instrument dials would keep the biker in you happy. We hope the Yamaha Sports Ride Concept car makes it to production.