It seems that Yamaha might make a lightweight sports car cum coupe based on the 3 cylinder & electric city car that they are making (using small scale & flexible manufacturing techniques invented by Gordon Murray). More details at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show.

My expectation is that it would be delicious. If, as I have advocated, Renault choose to offer in this space with a Twingo-based Alpine-lite, then it had better be very well done indeed. My inclination, given Renault's recent form, is to think that the Yamaha would be the better choice but then I don't have any tribal-loyalty streak: YMMV.

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cheers! Peter