Sunday, March 6, 2016

Here's another beautiful car that Toyota will never make

Yes, concept cars generate lots of buzz. But the truth is they rarely make it to the dealer's lot. The Toyota Setsuna is one of them. Powered by an electric motor, the vehicle's shape is inspired by a boat, and looks like a roadster Jay Leno would love. It is predominantly made of wood, assembled using a traditional Japanese joinery technique called okuriari, which doesn't require screws or nails. 

The Setsuna, which translates to "moment" in Japanese, reportedly uses six lead-acid batteries that give the open top two-seater a total range of about 16 miles and allows the electric motor to accelerate the vehicle to 28 miles per hour. It will make its debut at Milan Design Week next month.

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