The Yamaha Sports Ride concept has been revealed at the 2015 Tokyo motor show.
The company better known for its motorcycles says the exciting two-seat concept coupe is just a design concept for now, keeping a lid on any suggestions of a foray into the four-wheel world.
The Sports Ride concept is said to take the “involved and active feeling of riding a motorcycle … into a vehicle with quintessential sports car proportions”.
Yamaha Motor is playing its cards close to its chest on much of the Sports Ride’s specifications, though we know it is 3.9 metres long and weighs a tiny 750kg.
It also uses an iStream carbonfibre chassis/tub structure – a system developed by Gordon Murray Design to produce lightweight and rigid structures rooted in Formula One processes.
The Sports Ride’s powertrain is unclear, though a small, high-revving motorcycle unit would be the likely production unit – speculation suggests an uprated 1.0-litre three-cylinder unit.