The Toyota setsuna is everything you’ve seen in a car except it’s made out of wood so it’s almost nothing you’ve seen in a car.
Imagine a fully functional car made completely out of wood? Well almost completely out of wood. Now that’s a pretty impressive art and craftsmanship.
Toyota thought out of the box and looked beyond just Metal or Carbon fibre as in the case of most cars nowadays to put this remarkable idea into an actual product because according to Forbes, the Setsuna is drivable, albeit not very far. It reportedly uses six lead-acid batteries that give the vehicle a total range of about 16 miles and allows the electric motor to accelerate the roadster to 28 miles per hour. The Setsuna definitely won’t win a race against the Cedar Rocket log drag racer, though.
A special technique called Okuriari was used in putting this car together without the use if nails and screws.
The company wants you to see the Setsuna beyond just an ordinary car and more like a Family heirloom that can be passed down to future generations so in that regard Toyota had this to say “As a family accrues time and experiences together with their car, lovingly caring for it and passing it on to the next generation, that car will acquire a new type of value that only the members of that family can appreciate,”
I am personally looking forward to the Setsunas debut in Milan. I have just one more thing to say, if you eventually acquire this wooden car then stay very far away from fire. 😉