Yamaha RCAR Concept: A Preview of Coming Attractions

From instruments, to motorcycles, to off-road vehicles, Japanese-based multinational company Yamaha has been around for nearly 125 years; we think you might have heard of them. Initially incorporated solely for the development of musical instruments, it wasn’t until the end of WWII did then-president Tomiko Genichi Kawakami look to regroup, and delve into newer realms of possibilities — mostly motorbikes.

Since then, the tri-forked company has come a long way, especially in the automotive world. Working together with Toyota to develop the much-loved 1967 2000GT, in the early 90’s, dipping their hands into the ever-unstable market of supercar manufacturing with their V12 powered OX991 concept, and currently working with automakers such as Lexus on engine development.

yamaha-rcar-by-albert-rosello (1)

But what would it take for Yamaha to head back into the market of supercar manufacturing once again? For one, engineers would have to understand the company’s motorbike and instrumental roots, and be able to transform this symphony of materials into four tires and a steering wheel. But, like we’ve seen before, not anywhere near impossible.

Previewed here in a recent design study by Albert Rosello, the Yamaha RCAR is the perfect blend of technology, performance and looks while maintaining the company’s rich history; what he describes as, “a supercar with a superbike soul.”

yamaha-rcar-by-albert-rosello (2)

What really makes this concept unique -aside from a stunning design- is Albert’s vision of extremely lightweight materials throughout the entire build, leaving the curb weight at a featherlight 1,00kg (2,245lbs), while putting down over 900-hp. This pit’s the Yamaha RCar against rivals such as Bugatti and McLaren.

So, is yet another Yamaha concept a possibility for the Japanese company? We think maybe. But one thing is for certain, if Yamaha does take a liking to the idea of a new concept car, the RCAR is the pinnacle design engineers should look forward to.

RELATED: See Photos of the 2012 Yamaha Rcar Concept by Albert Rosello


Did you know that you can get stories like this on the Yahoo mail app?
Download it here.

Yahoo Cricket

Latest News

  • Wendell Rodricks gets French award

    New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Fashion designer Wendell Rodricks was bestowed the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres for his contribution to the fashion industry and for incorporating French charm in his creations. French ambassador to India Francois Richier honoured Rodricks with the medal of the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres) on board the French naval frigate FNS Chevalier Paul in Vasco da Gama Port in Goa on Monday. The French ship is …

  • Salman Khan’s Blackbuck Poaching Case: Actor’s Plea Accepted To Re-Examine Witnesses
    Salman Khan’s Blackbuck Poaching Case: Actor’s Plea Accepted To Re-Examine Witnesses

    District and session court judge Manoj Kumar Vyas, while admitting the revision petition moved by Salman for hearing, ordered summons of the record from the court of chief judicial magistrate and posted the matter on May 1 for detailed hearing. The acto has been accused of hunting and killing the endangered deer while shooting his film Hum Saath Saath Hain in Rajasthan in 1998. His co-stars, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam, have been charged with inciting the actor to hunt. The …

  • Bombay Velvet 2nd Trailer Launch: Ranbir Kapoor Sweeps Anushka Sharma Off Her Feet
    Bombay Velvet 2nd Trailer Launch: Ranbir Kapoor Sweeps Anushka Sharma Off Her Feet

    The second trailer launch event of 2015’s much anticipated film Bombay Velvet kicked off with a funny start with director Anurag Kashyap introducing his cast. When Anurag called out the most handsome and dashing star of Bandra, for our surprise it turned out to be Karan Johar instead of Ranbir Kapoor. One of the best moments of the trailer launch included Ranbir Kapoor sweeping costar Anushka Sharma off her feet and carrying her around very romantically. Sharing his experience with director …

  • Trisha, Taapsee in Selvaraghavan's next

    Chennai, April 28 (IANS) Actresses Trisha Krishnan and Taapsee Pannu have been finalised for filmmaker Selvaraghavan's next yet-untitled Tamil outing with actor Silambarasan aka Simbu. Telugu actor Jagapathi Babu has been cast in an important role. The regular shooting will start from next month in Chennai," a source close to the filmmaker told IANS. Earlier, actress Deeksha Seth was considered for one of the lead roles but she wasn't finalized in the end. …

  • Three Indian designers nominated for International Woolmark Prize

    New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Indian designers Gaurav Jai Gupta, Nachiket Barve and Suket Dhir are among the nominees for the India and Middle East category of the International Woolmark Prize (IWP) 2015-16. The India and Middle East regional awards will be held in Dubai on July 22. IWP, now into its fourth year, has emerged as a coveted award in the fashion world especially after the victory of India designer Rahul Mishra who achieved instant fame and recognisition soon after he won at the …

  • Corona Sunsets Festival to debut in India

    New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Corona Sunsets Festival, a series of electronic music events, will hit India this summer, travelling through seven cities before culminating in Goa. Small-scale and laid back, the festival brings renowned electronic music innovators to multi-city events travelling across Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Pune, Chandigarh, Chennai, Kolkata and finally arriving in Goa for a grand closure. "We are extremely ambitious about Corona Sunsets, sharing the global brand …

  • Check accountability, then donate for quake-hit Nepal: Manisha Koirala

    Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Manisha Koirala, who has roots in Nepal, is saddened by the machinations of some people who are trying to make money by misusing relief funds meant for earthquake-hit Nepal. The actress has advised people to be cautious of such organisations. "I have been warned that a lot of organisations would be misusing this situation so I request every one who wants to help to please double check the accountability and then only offer help...," a post on Manisha's official page on …

  • Rishi Kapoor wishes luck to Ranbir for 'Bombay Velvet'

    Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor wishes good luck to his son Ranbir Kapoor for his upcoming film "Bombay Velvet." …