I want my flying car now!

The \’Autovolantor\’ – based on a £200,000 Ferrari 599 GTB – is being developed by "Moller International".

It will have the ability to take off vertically and hover thanks to eight powerful thrusters which direct air down for take off. Vents then tilt so the car can fly forward.

The car is expected to be able to do 100mph on the ground and 150mph in the air.

The calculated airborne range is 75 miles and ground range is 150 miles.

Ermm, no. It won\’t fly and it won\’t be available.

Here at the Reg, a lot of us tech fancier Vultures are flying-car friendly. We want our personal aerial ride and we want it now. But we\’re getting a bit tired of Dr. Paul Moller and the way people keep breathlessly writing him up. (Even the Reg has fallen into his trap on occasion.)

The technology won\’t work as it hasn\’t for the past few decades.

4 thoughts on “I want my flying car now!”

  1. “The technology won’t work as it hasn’t for the past few decades.”

    Ah, but the business model works very well (as the SEC described when it prosecuted Moller for defrauding investors).

  2. You mean to tell me that a car designed to create as much “down force” as possible to keep the tires glued to the road, won’t make a good flying machine? Who’d a thunk it?

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