No, this isn’t yet another sculpture, but rather a functional supercar made from wood, “wood veneer cloth to use in place of more usual glass-fiber or carbon-fiber weaves” to be exact. It has a wheelbase of 104.8-inches and weighs approximately 2500-pounds. Continue reading for a video and more information.
Imagination is the principal element in the project. Harmon pushed wood use as far as he could: every element of the steering column, apart from the metal rack-and-pinion unit, is made of various species. The transverse leaf springs are formed of osage orange wood. Even the tie rods are hickory. There is extensive use of plywood, as in the suspension control arms, but every square inch was laid and press-laminated in-house, including the impressive spiders for the composite nineteen- and twenty-inch wheels.