A U.S. design company has created the world’s first wooden supercar, which would put both Porsche and Lamborghini in the shade with a staggering top speed of 240 mph.
The 4.6 meter-long, two-seater “Splinter” car, made from maple, plywood, and MDF, has a 4.6-liter V8 petrol engine and a six-speed gearbox.
The splinter weighs 1,134 kilograms — 240 kilograms less than the lightweight Porsche 911 GT3. Despite its power, it will achieve 20 mpg.
The woven strips of cherry veneer with a balsa core for the body and a laminated wood veneer monocoque prevent Splinter from accidentally catching fire.
This mid-engine supercar is powered by a small-block 7.0-liter V8 engine generating over 650 hp to the rear wheels.
According to techeblog.com & en.people.cn