Yamaha as we know is a motorcycle manufacturer, musical instrument, Jet ski, and a ship outboard machine that has long been existed. But who would have thought if the brand that is identical to this tuning fork turned out to ever make a car.
The Yamaha OX99-11 V12 is a tuning fork-based sportcar that has been exhibited since 1992. Not their responsibilities ever made a sport car by grafting in Formula One (F1) technology.
The use of F1 technology in the OX99-11 V12 is not detached from Yamaha Ypsilon Technology which once competed as an F1 engine supplier since 1989. So that this car can then use the machine that has been tested in the land jet.
As a result, the Japanese manufacturer gave birth to OX99-11 V12 with a 400 horsepower and 3,500 cc engine with a six-speed manual gearbox. The car also has a tandem seating layout but, unfortunately, never reaches production.
The design of the car was developed by an English engineering consultant, IAD, to make the concept. While the designer, Takuta Yura, made the concept of single seat in the center such as the cockpit of the jet plane and its weight was made only 1,150 kilograms.
However, a number of disagreements between Yamaha and IAD made the project self-resolved by Ypsilon Technology. After that, poor financial conditions in Japan made the car impossible to build and sell, so the project ended.
At least there are currently 3 OX99-11 V12 units that have been created as prototype cars. In 2019, the car was once estimated to have a value of USD 1.3 million per unit.