This isn’t your average supercar, the Nano Cellulose Vehicle (NCV) concept is made from cellulose nanofiber (CNF) materials and was developed by 22 Japanese universities, research institutes, and corporate suppliers. CNF comes from plants as well as recycled agricultural waste and has been used on the NCV’s doors, roof, and hood, thus lightening the chassis by up to 50% compared to traditional materials. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Yuzo Niimi from Toyota Customizing & Development designed the exterior, which features slim headlights, a sharp front grille, butterfly doors, multi-spoke wheels, a large rear diffuser, and unique taillights that somewhat remind us of the new NSX’s. Inside, you’ll find wood-clad sports panels and a two-spoke steering wheel with paddle shifters.
One caveat: it may look fast, but since this is a proof of concept rather than a track monster, it’s powered by a small hydrogen fuel cell capable of hitting a maximum speed of 12 mph.