Designer Joe Harmon from North Carolina spent 9 years and 20,000-hours building Splinter, the world’s first wooden supercar after being inspired by a World War II airplane called Havilland Mosquito, nicknamed “Wooden Wonder.” To be more specific, the vehicle is 90% wood and began as a graduate project for school. It actually contains 20 different types of wood, including cherry, walnut, maple, birch, and ash. Read more for a video and additional information.
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. Joe hops that this project will eventually “lead to new ideas and perceptions of wood.” There’s no word yet on if we’ll see a limited production run of this work of art.
- The model includes a 2-speed gearbox, a first for LEGO Technic motorcycle models, and front and rear suspension for realistic movement
- Features great attention to detail, with attributes from the original, like realistic turning front wheel and front and back disc brakes
- Discover how the gearbox activates the V4-cylinder engine and feel the smooth ride of different driving techniques with the 2-speed action
- USAGE: The Light Set is used to light up Technic Ducati Panigale V4 R (NOT include the Lego Set).
- PORDUCT FEATURE: The Light is made use of original material purely handmade. It contains 1 USB Light kit ,Instruction guide, battery box. Plug in...
- TIPS: Prepare three AA Batteries, or USB Charger and Voltage should be less than 5V to avoid burning.