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A 240-mph Car Made of WOOD

Splinter car design

Joe Harmon, a graduate student at NC State, took on a very ambitious graduate project: building a high-performance, mid-engine super car from wood. "Splinter" could top 240 mph when completed later this year, and wood will be used in its construction wherever possible, including the chassis, body, and large percentages of the suspension components and wheels.

WOOD magazine is the only woodworking publication allowed into Joe's shop while he and his crew build "Splinter," and you can read more about Joe and the car later this summer in WOOD magazine.

Until then, you can watch the live Web Cam in Joe's shop, read Joe's daily blog, and flip through the Splinter photo gallery to see what has already been done.


 

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