[YesAuto Wonderful Car Life] Yamaha is a company involved in many industries. When you mention Yamaha, you might think of motorcycles, audio equipment or musical instruments, but these are only a small part of Yamaha’s business scope, and Yamaha is involved in the automotive field more Is to participate in the research and development of other brands of performance cars.
Toyota's famous 2000GT has Yamaha's contribution. The 2.0L inline six-cylinder engine code-named MF10L was developed by Yamaha. Even the large-area wood grain veneer of the interior center console uses the same material as the Yamaha piano. Another example is the LFA. The V10 engine of ecstasy was also made by Yamaha. Therefore, car fans are looking forward to when Yamaha will enter the field of automobile manufacturing…
At the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, Yamaha brought a concept car called SPORTS RIDE. This car is positioned as a two-door sports car. The front face of the new car is very novel. The middle part is protruding forward, and the middle is marked with Yamaha's LOGO. On both sides are huge vents and carbon fiber front lip. The headlights of this car use multiple LED light groups, which are very individual.
The rear lights of the SPORTS RIDE concept car also use LED light sets, and the center dual exhaust outlets are placed in the center of the tail lights. On the rear bumper below the exhaust pipe, the low-key black “YAMAHA” is marked. In addition, a carbon fiber baffle is also installed under the rear vent.
According to Yamaha officials, the body of this car is made of a large amount of carbon fiber materials, and its total weight is only 750kg. In terms of power, Yamaha will be equipped with a 1.5T engine for the SPORTS RIDE production version, but Yamaha has not announced the specific power parameters. At the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, Yamaha brought another Cross Hub concept car, but the SPORTS RIDE production model has not appeared for a long time.
At the recently held 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, Yamaha spokesperson Naoto Horie announced to the media that Yamaha will withdraw from the auto industry. This decision originated from Yamaha President Hidaka's belief that the company cannot be sure that the mass-produced Yamaha cars will stand out in the cruel market competition. Yamaha said that Yamaha's research and development work is close to mass production, but considering the unstable market factors, the company decided to give up manufacturing its own brand of cars. It was a pity that the engine was so well tuned for others, and the concept car was designed so differently, it was a pity that there was no energy in the end. (The picture comes from Li Haopeng, the home of the network car