In a move that could be interpreted as taking weight savings to an extreme—or, alternately, as a move downmarket with a special-edition model to be sold exclusively at Walmart—Lexus has unveiled a unique IS sedan made entirely of cardboard.
Although Lexus touts the project as “pushing the boundaries of design, technology, and craftsmanship,” we would point out that this is not the first-ever cardboard car:
That said, the Lexus effort, which is made up of 1700 pieces of cardboard, does contain a number of unique elements. The cardboard car is full-size, and includes an interior. It also has working headlights, wheels that roll, and opening doors. Fitted with an electric motor, it can even be driven (although not in the rain).
The vehicle will be on display at the Grand Designs Live show in Birmingham, U.K., from October 8–11. Meanwhile, you can get a better look at the car in our gallery and the process to create it in this video: