When driving a car, you'd expect to get bruised from being in a car accident, but with this particular car, paper cuts become your worst nightmare!


The Japanese luxury carmaker Lexus teamed up with a London-based company LaserCut Works and Scales and Models that specializes in prototypes and architectural models to realize the idea of a very unique, hand-assembled cardboard car.

Known as the 'Origami car', this is a perfect replica of the Lexus IS model made from laser-cut cardboard, while the body is mounted on a steel and aluminum frame. Engineers laser-cut 1,700 sheets of 10-mm thick cardboard to create the car, based on a 3D model. The entire structure is held together by a water-based wood glue.

According to Lexus, it took 3 months to complete the task, since everybody involved are, practically by default, committed to producing the best possible quality. Designers made extra effort to realize the tiniest interior details, crafting perfectly functioning doors, headlights, seats, dashboard, rolling wheels - even the remarkable hubcaps! You can also drive the car, since it's powered by an electric motor! However, the car is very dangerous to actually take for a spin, so it, naturally, won't be available to purchase. 

Oct. 8, 2015 Driving photo: Design Boom

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