First Wooden Car Launched! Faster than a Porsche

Believe it or not an American, Joe Harmon has designed a car which is made almost entirely of wood. The car, called Splinter, was said to have been designed as his graduate project at the Industrial Design course – North Carolina State University.
Amazingly, the chassis, body, wheels and a large proportion of suspension are also made of wood, and it is super fast too – even more than a Porsche or a Lamborghini. . Other specifications of the car include:
Engine: 4.3liter turbocharged V8
Horsepower: 600bhp
Weight: 2500lb
Dimensions:
Length 174.5in
Width 82.0in
Height 42.0in
Wheelbase 105.0in
The entire car, which is made from a combination of maple, plywood and MDF, weighs just 1,134kg – some 240kg less than the super lightweight Porsche. The eco-friendly two seater, which is fitted with a six-speed, manual gearbox, can sprint from 0 to 60mph in just over three seconds!
The ‘Splinter’ car can turn out a whopping 700bhp from its twin supercharged, 4.6litre V8 engine – almost 300bhp more than a Porsche 911. And with a top speed of a staggering 240mph, it will leave the Porsche or even the brand new Lamborghini Revanton behind.

splinter wooden car First Wooden Car Launched! Faster than a Porsche
According to Harmon, “The light weight is achieved through careful design and composite construction… The Splinter is not made from any carved-out, solid chunks of wood, but rather moulded laminates.”
So, if offered a ride in the splinter

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  1. Martins Ajayi says:

    How save is the wooden car. In the event of a crash, what happens to the chases?

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