With a chassis grown from bamboo, a body made from recycled tires and power provided by Maglev motors, Kumho aim to corner the market in environmentally friendly Le Mans cars with the Epoch concept. Designed to celebrate their victory in the LMP2 class at this year's historic 24-hour endurance race, the company are hoping that someday racing can shed its image as an antisocial, polluting pastime and become a venue for development of green technology. Of course, being a tire company, they're also using the vehicle to propose radical new technology for rubber. The Epoch's tires are made from an Electro Active Polymer; meaning magnets in the wheels can make the tires alter their profile, altering their performance for varying conditions. It's probably a lot more likely that we'll see EAP featured in a race or production vehicle a long time before chassis grown from bamboo.