Well, not a storm as such – a mild wind probably, given the size of the car. This is the Yamaha MOTIV.e City Car, a futuristic urban mobility concept designed that is designed and built using the latest methods and materials borrowed from Yamaha’s Formula 1 projects.
The Japanese firm hired the former McLaren designer Gordon Murray to utilize his iStream manufacturing technology. He has already made a couple of futuristic city runabouts using this technology, which delivers new levels of lightweight, safety, vehicle dynamics and manufacturing flexibility alongside low environmental impact.
The iStream architecture means the car features a steel frame incorporating bonded composite monocoque panels to produce a lightweight, rigid safety cell, and features independent suspension and low unsprung weight, plus an electric drivetrain. The dynamic design of the body is inspired by Yamaha Motor’s Motorcycle products.
There are now plans for producing the Yamaha MOTIV.e City Car, but they say it is a starting point for urban mobility vehicles and sets new standards in the ultra compact 4 wheeler segment.