A car is being designed and built by a group of NCSU (North Carolina State University) students lead by a 27 year old graduate student by the name of Joe Harmon. But this is no ordinary car. It is billed as a supercar much like Lamborghini or Porsche, but it is more than that. This is a wooden car that is designed to go 240 miles per hour.
It is slated to weigh in at under 2500 pounds and use a twin supercharged V8 engine derived from GM’s Northstar. The expectation is to be able to accelerate from zero to sixty in 3 seconds and still achieve 20 miles per gallon.
Here are some 3D renderings as well as a shot of the car in the process of being put together. It should be an amazing vehicle. Thanks Shep for the heads up on this project.