Stuck in Traffic? This Flying Ferrari will get you out

3 November 2008 eight fans mounted in its fuselage, this Ferrari replica flying bird/plane/machine named 'The Autovolantor' may be every impatient driver's dream.

According to The Telegraph, this flying vehicle was launched at aircraft designer company Moller International in the United States, after funding from a wealthy businessman who was fed up with waiting at traffic lights in Moscow to get home. (Who says money can't buy love?)

Dr. Moller, founder of Moller International, did agree that some tweaks to the highway code may be necessary before this flying beast could be unleashed into the public domain:

'It seems that it might be practical in some parts of the world, but in our view a roadable aircraft, rather than a flying car, is still more practical for the greatest number of people... The Autovolantor is technically possible, but flying it in many cities is not going to be politically acceptable until it has been deployed successfully in other roles and environments.'

The vehicle can apparently reach 100 mph on the ground and 150mph in the air. But the vehicle is approximated at a cost of £500,000, so it may just be slightly out of our budget.  It is also still in early developmental stages, and take into account that Dr. Moller has been trying to unsuccessfully launch a flying car for the last 40 years. But I suppose you have to keep reaching for the stars.

So who knows.  We may not be too far from a future where every rich daddy's kid gets to brag about what a tool they are: 'Yahhh, I own an AUTO-VOLAAANTOOR'.

[Telegraph] / Photo: Daily Mail

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  • Electronic R.
    Reminds me of a scene from London Orbital – Iain Sinclair

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