Yamaha began competin in Formula Ane in 1989, an uisin the experience they haed gained during that time they wantit tae build a price-no-object caur based on actual Formula Ane technology. Even though the Formula Ane team wis daein poorly in competition, bi 1991 the team haed juist come oot wi a new ingine, the OX99, an approached a German company tae come up wi an initial version o the caur. Yamaha wis no pleased wi the result as it wis too similar tae sport caurs o that time, so they contactit IAD tae continue wirkin on the project. Bi the beginnin o 1992, juist unner 12 months efter startin tae wirk on the project, IAD came wi an initial version o the caur. The caur's design wis unnertaken bi Takuya Yura, an wis originally conceived as a single seater. Housomeivver Yamaha requestit a twa-seater vehicle, an a tandem seatin arrangement wis suggestit, which wis in keepin wi Yamaha's motorcycle expertise. This resultit in a radical an somewha ootrageous design, like its cockpit-lookin roof. Ither notable specs wur the same carbon fiber chassis an OX99 ingine as the F1 caur, essentially providin the closest experience o a pure racin caur tae the consumer market.
Housomeivver, disagreements atween IAD an Yamaha ower the budget made Yamaha take the project tae its awn Ypsilon Technology, who got 6 months tae finish the project afore gettin axt. Tae make matters worse, Japan wis at that time in the midst o a financial crisis, which led Yamaha tae believe they woudna be able tae find ony customer for their caur, which wis expectit tae come oot wi a $800,000 price tag (ower $1 million in 2006 dollars).
Eventually the project wis delayed till 1994, afore finally being cancelled. A total o three prototypes wur built bi IAD.
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