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Yamaha To Reveal New Car Concept At Tokyo Motor Show

Yamaha is set to unveil another car concept at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show.

Limited details about the vehicle are known but it will follow in the footsteps of the Sports Ride Concept which was shown to the world in 2015. Like that concept, the new car will be built through Gordon Murray’s iStream manufacturing process and is also tipped to be a two-door sports car.

Yamaha has made no secret of the fact that it wants to launch a sports car and the Tokyo show car may turn out to be a preview of that future production model.

Autocar reports that Yamaha intends on limiting the sports car to 900 kg while making it mid-engined and similar in size to the Smart Roadster. Power will probably come from a turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine built in-house with in excess of 100 hp, making the sports car a direct rival for the Lotus Elise.




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