Lexus Made an Origami Car From 1,700 Sheets of Precisely Laser-Cut Cardboard

By: | October 17th, 2015

Lexus continues to push innovation among automakers, with the company’s recent hoverboard and now with its origami car.

Made from 1,700 sheets of precisely laser-cut cardboard, the Lexus origami car is a paper version of its IS and is fully functional.

In order to make it driveable, the origami car features a hidden steel and aluminum frame, but everything else from the seats to the hubcaps is made completely from cardboard.

While technically the car can support passengers and be driven around via its electric motor, it’s probably best if it simply sits as a display car. Lexus plans to use it at an upcoming design show in the UK.

The safety rating would be super low, but I can only imagine the enormous price difference between an origami car version of the Lexus IS and the real version.

Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

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