In 1992, Yamaha flirted with the concept of constructing a sports activities automotive utilizing Method 1 know-how with the OX99-11 V12.
On the time, the Japanese company, greatest recognized for its bikes, was a Method 1 engine provider and determined to make use of one in all its F1 engines in a highway automotive. It partnered with English engineering consultancy IAD to make the automotive a actuality, and the OX99-11 V12 was born with a 3.5-liter V12 producing 400 hp at a screaming 10,000 rpm and mated to a six-speed guide gearbox. The automotive additionally had a tandem seating format however, sadly, it by no means reached manufacturing.
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Quick ahead to 2020 and designer Gaspere Conticelli has imagined what a contemporary successor to the stillborn supercar, fittingly dubbed the OX-2020, may appear to be.
Like one of many three OX99-11 V12 prototypes that have been constructed, the OX-2020 is completed in crimson and has a really uncommon design. The obvious similarity between it and its predecessor is the break up entrance bumper design that doubles as a wing for the entrance finish, producing downforce and sticking the entrance tires to the tarmac.
Because the OX-2020 has been imagined as a mid-engine sports activities automotive, the perimeters embody giant air intakes whereas there’s additionally a distinguished roof scoop. Of explicit curiosity is the slim cockpit that seems to have the identical tandem two-seater association because the OX99-11 V12, whereas similarities between the 2 proceed on the rear, with slim cooling vents on the engine cowl and quad taillights.
Observe: That is an unbiased illustration from Gaspere Conticelli and has not been formally endorsed by Yamaha.