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Wood Supercar Concept Makes Me Wonder

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The Splinter supercar concept comes to us as a graduate project from some students at NC State (who undoubtedly failed). As you can see it's wooden (like this car). In theory the car would be a "600-hp, 2,500-pound goer with wood used for the chassis, body, and parts of the suspension and wheels" that's "powered by a twin-supercharged Northstar V8." It would allegedly be capable of doing 190 MPH. What a concept! Very clever students, but next time try to think outside the box -- wood is such an obvious choice for car materials. I've developed a conceptual supercar called the Candyvan. It's made out of candy. It's got a Butterfinger engine, Hershey Bar tires, Jolly Rancher windows and you steer with a giant lollipop. It's capable of doing 220 MPH on the streets of Candyland and handles turns like those found in the Marshmallow Mountains like a dream. Now that's a concept car. If it's make-believe, go all out.

A bunch more pictures after the jump, including one of the car shooting lasers out of its brake lights.

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Grad students create Splinter, the wooden supercar
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thanks to Paul, who enjoys fast cars and beautiful women, for the tip

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