December 18, 2015

"What you get when a piano maker designs a car."

This.

Me, at slide 6: "Whoa! Do you really want that thing between your legs?!"

13 comments:

rhhardin said...

I have their piano. It's pretty nice, and comes with an unsurprising bench.

Ann Althouse said...

The driver's seat needs affirmative consent.

mikee said...

Consent all you want, just try not to stop suddenly.

ddh said...

It looks to me as if the steering wheel and the shift column are centered between the two front seats. Where would the brake and accelerator pedal go? Is this design supposed to be for right-side-of-the-road countries like the US or for left-side-of-the-road countries like Japan? Either way, it looks weird.

Sigivald said...

Piano maker?

Yamaha makes motorcycles and powersports equipment, much more relevantly.

(ddh: It's right-hand drive in the pictures; wheel's on the right, shifter in the middle, pedals on the right. See pictures 6 and 7.

Note that the "shifter" is not a manual transmission anyway - if you look at C+D's superior gallery we can see it's a push-button P/D/R automatic or CVT or automated-manual [they did not release any drivetrain specifics].

So the shifter location is more or less irrelvant; you only touch it when starting, stopping, or reversing, not in general operation.)

ddh said...

Sigivald, you're right. The design is for the Japanese market, and no one straddles anything.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Whoa! Do you really want that thing between your legs?!

What you get when a motorcycle maker designs a car.

Peter said...

"the Sports Ride is hiding a dirty secret under its swoopy, scaled-down hypercar curves: It is a super-lame transportation pod car."

Basic car to sports car has been an enduring formula ever since Ford restyled a Ford Falcon into the 1965 Ford Mustang. Nonetheless, car makers are oriented toward volume, not 1000-sales-per-year specials: when they come up with something hot, they want to sell a lot of them.

eddie willers said...

Whoa! Do you really want that thing between your legs?!

You, maybe.
Meade, never.

Phil 3:14 said...

That's what she said.

JCC said...

Where do you put the dog?

walter said...

That Yamaha logo/symbol is damn ugly.

walter said...

Blogger rhhardin said...

I have their piano.
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No domestic alternatives anymore?