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Yamaha Motor's lightweight two-seater car, MOTIV, which was unveiled in last year's Tokyo Motor Show, is rumored to be out for sale in 2015, starting in Europe.
MOTIV was jointly designed with a team including Gordon Murray (Gordon Murray Design) who has worked with McLaren F1. It's built based on the skeleton frame "i-Stream" technology that consists of steel pipes and carbon.
DentsuBlue is going to release a padlock-style device - 246 Padlock - for ¥10,246 in early December.
Its opening and closing is controlled via Bluetooth network using a smartphone with the dedicated application.
Genuine leather is used as the exterior material, and there are 5 colors available (Ivory White, Stone Gray, Lump Black, Night Blue and Bordeaux Red).