MOTIV.e Concept by Yamaha/Gordon Murray Design

Concept Cars 30 Nov 2013
MOTIV.e Concept by Yamaha/Gordon Murray Design

At the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show Yamaha Motor and British Gordon Murray Design have unveiled the MOTIV.e Concept, an electric city car with an innovative lightweight platform.


The MOTIV.e project aims at offering a solution for urban traffic and environmental problems by adopting  ground breaking manufacturing and materials technology.Yamaha-Gordon Murray Design MOTIV.e Concept

The concept car combines Yamaha Motor’s multi-wheel history and expertise and Gordon Murray Design’s revolutionary iStream® manufacturing technology, which incorporates Formula One-derived composite technology and manufacturing flexibility alongside low environmental impact.

Yamaha-Gordon Murray Design MOTIV.e Concept

The iStream design is centered on a steel frame with bonded composite monocoque panels which give form to a lightweight, rigid safety cell.

Yamaha-Gordon Murray Design MOTIV.e Concept Yamaha-Gordon Murray Design MOTIV.e Concept Interior

Technical highlights include an all-new electric powertrain and a chassis with all independent suspension and low unsprung weight.

Yamaha-Gordon Murray Design MOTIV.e Concept Yamaha-Gordon Murray Design MOTIV.e Concept Interior Seats

The design is dynamic and quite distinctive, and incorporates several styling cues inspired by the motorcycle world.

(Source: Yamaha/Gordon Murray Design)

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