Yamaha planning sports car follow up to Gordon Murray MOTIV.e?
At the Tokyo Motor Show, Autocar obtained pictures of numerous body styles (head over there to see them) that could be based on the MOTIVE.e platform from a video loop at Yamaha's manufacturer stand. Masato Suzuki, Yamaha's general manager of innovation, reportedly said that the MOTIV.e platform could be made to accept different body styles. Gordon Murray went a bit further and stated that, in theory, all of the body styles shown in the video loop are possible.
"The manufacturing system allows for a longer vehicle, a wider vehicle and many other modifications, without significant additional costs," Suzuki reportedly said. "The first step is to consider if the reaction is positive enough to put the car into production, but it is my hope and goal that it will be."
- Cars that are the most likely to be in accidents
- Why you should consider a certified used car
- Find and compare 2017 Models