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Think your old woody was the last car that meshed woodgrain style with an automobile? Think again. The Splinter, a 600 HP mid-engine supercar, incorporates wooden components wherever possible, including the chassis, body, and large percentages of the suspension components and wheels.

Here are a few words from the makers’ “mission statement.”

We aren’t trying to sell anything; we aren’t trying to save the world, and we aren’t advocating that everyone should drive a wooden car. This project is a scholastic endeavor in which we’re simply trying to explore materials, learn, teach, share ideas, and stimulate creativity. This section details who we are and what we are doing. We hope you enjoy checking out what we are working on.

We can honestly say, that is one hot looking scholastic endeavor. For some strange reason we can’t help but feel we wasted a great deal of time at school. We bet you’ll be able to spot this thing on the brochure for the graduate program at North Carolina State University for the next fifty years or so.

The Splinter [Joe Harmon Design]

 

3 Responses to It’s Just Cool: The 600 HP Wooden Car

  1. Dan Kitchen says:

    The picture is a neat looking rendering, but be sure to check out the flickr photos of the actual build process. I think that looks more interesting then design pictures.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/66898206@N00/

  2. Peter says:

    It’s an interesting design – until someone trys to drive it. The driver’s legs pass through the front suspension!

  3. Thank you… Yet one more extraordinary site post, surely the reason we come back for a internet site quite often…

    COREEN

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