First unveiled nearly 5-years-ago, the “Splinter” wooden supercar by Joe Harmon has finally hit the road, and it’s a doozy. Powered by a 600-horsepower Chevrolet LS7 engine, mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, the entire car is made from handcrafted wood, aside from the drive train, gauges, fasteners, tires and rims. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.
“Of course, since wood was used, a wide variety of glues were used to keep it all together, such as epoxy, urethane, urea formaldehyde and polyvinyl acetate. Its designer says its an exercise in trying to change the perception of the possibilities of wood, but we’ll note that the car is capable of reaching up to 240 mph and it’s highly flammable,” reports Hi Consumption.