Yamaha OX99-11

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The Yamaha OX99-11 was a sports caur designed bi Yamaha subsidiary Ypsilon Technology an IAD, an Inglis ingineerin consultancy, which wis supposed tae come oot in 1994.

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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