Yamaha has revealed its diminutive three-seater sports car concept today at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show.
Using underpinnings engineered by the talented McLaren F1 designer Gordon Murray, with an appealing design by lead by ex-Toyota designer Dezi Nagaya, the oddly-named Yamaha Sports Ride Concept utilises ultra advanced new carbon fibre technology, pioneered by Murray as an evolution of his cunning iStream manufacturing process.
Speaking about his new joint creation at Yamaha’s Tokyo reveal, designer Dezi Nagaya acknowledged Gordon Murray Design for its role in the concept, revealing that ‘It took about five months from design to realisation’. Nagaya worked closely with a Japanese-English design group called Design & Realizations, based in Shizuoka.
The Sports Ride Concept uses an ingeniously packaged three-seater layout, with the car’s design drawing on Yamaha’s motor cycle roots.