Japan Just Unveiled a Supercar Made out of Wood – Futurism

Wooden Car

Japan just unveiled its vision for the car of the future and its made from wood.

Specifically, the cars entire body and much of its structural tub are made of cellulose nanofiber, a super-strong, super-light material derived from plants.

Twenty-two groups contributed to creating the vehicle, which Japans Ministry of the Environment unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show this week but based on what we know so far, the wooden car is far from road ready.

The wooden car certainly looks futuristic, with its butterfly doors and sharp angles. But its hard to say just how close the vehicle comes to the teams stated goal of a 10 percent weight reduction, and detailsabout whats under the hood are hard to come by.

Carscoops did report that the vehicle is thought to feature a hydrogen fuel cell and have a top speed capped at a mere 12 mph (20 km/h). If thats true, it seems this car is an extremely early concept unless, of course, Japan envisions people driving very, very slowly in the future.

READ MORE: The Car Is Made Of Wood [Jalopnik]

More on wooden cars: New Metallic Wood Could Lead to Super-Light Cars

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