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Joe Harmon, builder of the high-performance supercar

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Splinter, the high-performance wooden supercar

Splinter was conceived, designed, and built by North Carolina State University graduate student Joe Harmon and his talented team in Joe's backyard shop in Durham, North Carolina. Talking to Joe, you get the impression that he has heard the skeptical termite taunts and canoe comparisons before. And that he understands the best way to disarm critics is with his half-smile and a just-the-facts recitation of his creation's statistics. (See stats, next slide.) With an estimated weight slightly greater than a Cooper Mini and a projected top speed faster than a Porsche, Ferrari, or Lamborghini, this car will fly. And aside from the engine, transaxle, and a few connecting parts, the car is made completely of wood.

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Comments (3)
HighpocketsRay1 wrote:

Is this the same car which was featured in Popular Mechanics/Science a couple of years ago?

9/24/2015 09:25:26 PM Report Abuse
lowellsites57 wrote:

As a woodworker, and admirer of fine automotive creations, and any finely created mechanical thing, I would place this automobile at the top of my list. It would stand proud beside any automobile ever built. Lowell Sites

9/11/2014 11:11:44 AM Report Abuse
hddeluxe1 wrote:

As a woodworker and a hot rodder I am totally blown away by the ingenuity of this fine automobile! Keep up the great work...

10/7/2012 03:12:43 PM Report Abuse

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