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Forget Tesla: The Maniwa Wooden Car is a Real Green Supervehicle
Posted By Ariel Schwartz On December 8, 2009 @ 1:00 am In Green Transportation,Innovation | 1 Comment
We come across plenty of slick green cars  in our daily treks across the Internet, but the Maniwa wooden sports car  takes the cake as the simplest. The vehicle, which was designed and handbuilt by wood craftsmen at Sada-Kenbi , is street-legal in Japan.
The tiny supercar has space for a driver up front and a bench in the back for two passenger. Maniwa comes with a handlebar steering system, gull wing doors, and a stereo. It can accelerate up to 80 km/h — not nearly fast enough for highway driving, but at $44,000, the car is a steal. Still, we can’t help but wonder how long it would take before some pranksters defaced it — or just sawed off a door.
+ Maniwa 
Via designboom 
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URLs in this post:
 slick green cars: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/12/03/honda-unveils-ultracompact-p-nut-car/
 Maniwa wooden sports car: http://www.sadakenbi.com/maniwa.html
 designboom: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/23/view/8388/wooden-sports-car.html
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