You can start drooling now.
You can start drooling now.

Toyota Setsuna Concept

Because why not?

You can start drooling now.
Robert Annis

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A wooden car sounds like a disaster. But somehow Toyota makes it work. 

Its Setsuna concept, which was made for the Milan Design Week, uses a combination of cedar and birch for the panels, frame, floor, and seats. It's all pieced together with a Japanese joinery technique called okuriari 3, which uses no nails or screws. The wood's unique, and because it weathers well, the car will have an ever-changing look.

Powered by six lead-acid batteries, the two-seater car has a 16-mile range and hits a top speed of 28 miles per hour. 

$NA, newsroom.toyota.eu

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