Kawasaki ZX-770R Concept – design fantasy

Kawasaki ZX-770R Concept – design fantasy

When KTM released its X-BOW lightweight sports car it broke new ground by crossing over from being a motorbike maker to becoming a car brand as well. The X-BOW was a success, but no other motorcycle manufacturers have followed with sports cars of their own. It can’t be easy dabbling in four-wheeled machinery but the concept of motorbike styling in car form remains tempting for automotive designers.

Dutch car designer Sabino Leerentveld has made waves previously by penning the Aston Martin V12 and BMW Nazca Homage prototypes and has now turned his hand to creating the Kawasaki ZX-770R Concept pictured above.

Inspired heavily by the KTM X-BOW, Leerentveld designed this lightweight coupe with Japanese motorcycle company Kawasaki in mind. However, the ZX-770R is much larger than the X-BOW and measures 4,427mm long, 1,017mm tall and 2,073mm wide with a wheelbase of 2,710mm.

In terms of weight Leerentveld says the sports car would tip the scales at 500kg, but he may be dreaming here. Power would come from a twin-turbocharged V6 producing around 575kW.

Will Kawasaki take on a project like the ZX-770R Concept? Highly unlikely. Does it look awesome? Definitely, but sadly, this concept is one fantasy that won’t become a reality.

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