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Splinter - wooden super car
Believe it or not, the tree has a better power to weight ratio, as compared with steel and aluminum ...
So, we're not at all surprised that Joe Harmon Design studio used wood, when they created their unique supercar from scratch, using materials from nature.
Called the Splinter, this impressive wooden supercar inspired by the De Havilland Mosquito plane from the Second World War, which was powered by two powerful V12 Rolls Royce engine, making it the fastest plane that drives the engine with pistons, in that era. As you might imagine, that plane also was made of wood.
Splinter is designed as a high-performance supercar, although his body and chassis, as well as most of the suspension components, wheels and interior are made of wood. The chassis is made of series of curved and molded laminates that are bonded and riveted, to ensure the highest level of driving safety.
His stylized curves were challenging to create, because this creative team had to weave into the fabric strips of veneer. Lashing cherry wood, mosaic, granulated core were used for the car's body, while the laminated wood veneer used for the chassis.
This car is powered by 7.0 liter V8 engine, which has a six-speed transmission, so it will definitely provide enough excitement for those who drive it. The company spent over five years in the elaboration of this concept, and we are confident that their efforts will be appreciated, because Splinter slowly but surely wins the hearts of lovers of luxury and high-end products.
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