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Sunday, December 6, 2015

A wooden V8-engined supercar

Supercar generally thick with modern and futuristic elements, such as body panels made of carbon fiber. But it does not apply to Splinter, because many parts of the car actually made of wood.
Splinter, a wooden V8 engined supercar showed off at the Essen Motor Show 2015. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1XwTGjV)
As reported by the GTSpirit on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, Splinter was designed by a team of industrial designers led by Joe Harmon. According to him, the idea of ​​making this wooden supercar inspired by the WW2 fighter planes, Havilland Mosquito, where its whole wings made of wood. This wooden supercar had also discussed in an article some time ago (jump to the article).
Front three quarter of Splinter at the Essen Motor Show 2015. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1SvKLIG)
The car body is made of a mixture between a thin slice of cherry trees and balsa wood. As shown in the figure, the natural materials still make the car look ferocious. While other parts are also made of wood is the dashboard and steering wheel.
A beautiful car shape combined with a powerful engine. Under the hood, Splinter carrying a 7.0 liter V8 engine that claims spewed the power of 600 hp. The engine paired with a 6-speed gearbox. Unfortunately, not explained how the maximum speed that can be achieved by this wooden supercar.
Currently, Splinter is being exhibited at the Essen Motor Show 2015 held in Essen, Germany, and will last up to 6 December. This is not the first time the wooden supercar is exhibited. In fact, according to Automobilemag, Harmon began designing this supercar since 2005 within for his thesis. It is unclear whether this supercar has changed or not since it was first created. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | GTSPIRIT]
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