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(Telegraph)   Ferrari-based flying car could be reality within two years. And it's about time, too   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 166
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2008-11-02 05:36:29 PM
i98.photobucket.com
 
2008-11-02 08:12:37 PM
Repeat from 1960?

/Never going to happen
 
2008-11-02 08:22:47 PM
Because having to worry about someone hitting you from the sides isn't enough. Let's worry about people hitting you from above and below too.
 
2008-11-02 08:56:18 PM
Big deal. I've seen Ferraris fly in at least three movies.
 
2008-11-02 09:24:14 PM
People can't even handle 2 dimensions. Do you seriously think they can handle 3?
 
2008-11-02 09:55:02 PM
FAA putting a well-deserved kibosh on this in 3...2...1...

A lot of the aggressive, asshole drivers that you hate on the freeway will be the first to buy these cars. Not like they'll ever make it to market, or anything.
 
2008-11-02 10:21:20 PM
So, let me see if I've got this straight:
Moller thread: Fake, scam, con artist, pipe dream, never happen
Ferrari does it: Bad drivers are bad, government save me.

Well aren't we a bunch of debbiedowner.jpg?
 
2008-11-02 10:23:07 PM
unlikely tag sues subby
 
2008-11-02 10:24:50 PM
I don't know the if words exist to express how bad of an idea this is.
 
2008-11-02 10:24:57 PM
FTA: The 'Autovolantor' - based on a £200,000 Ferrari 599 GTB - is being developed by "Moller International".

Facepalm.
 
2008-11-02 10:25:01 PM
- The 'Autovolantor'
Catchy...

- based on a £200,000 Ferrari 599 GTB
A steep price, but its new technology...

- is being developed by "Moller International".
Goddamn it. Got my hopes up.
 
2008-11-02 10:25:31 PM
So, uh, the wheels are pentagrams? That cool I guess.
 
2008-11-02 10:25:36 PM
I love how the designer uses the present tense instead of the future... the same way presidential candidates use the indicative mood instead of the subjunctive....
 
2008-11-02 10:26:02 PM
FreakinB: I don't know if the words exist to express how bad of an idea this is.

FTFM

/Preview is your friend
 
2008-11-02 10:26:05 PM
If only...

/sighs wistfully
 
2008-11-02 10:26:50 PM
Another imaginary product brought to you by the fine folks at Moller International.
 
2008-11-02 10:27:23 PM
LowbrowDeluxe: Moller thread: Fake, scam, con artist, pipe dream, never happen
Ferrari does it: Bad drivers are bad, government save me.


I think the idea of flying cars is cool. But the human element is a killer, and there has yet to be a flying car project that works as advertised. Sure there are cars that can convert into light aircraft, but nothing that can hover or even stol.
 
2008-11-02 10:28:10 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
/approves
 
2008-11-02 10:28:41 PM
Waaay too ugly.
Long, droopy 70's wings.
Pointy slats.

I'll wait for my George Jetson model, thank you.

/but Mr. Spaceley's is probably better...
 
2008-11-02 10:29:03 PM
Yeah, flying cars are a great idea. Give people an "up" and "down" turn signal to be too incompetent to use.
 
2008-11-02 10:29:05 PM
FreakinB: I don't know the if words exist to express how bad of an idea this is.

It'll never happen. You'll need a pilot's license to own one...
 
2008-11-02 10:29:26 PM
From Moller? Not bloody likely.

They've promised a flying car "in two years" for at least a decade. I can't tell whether they're deluded or scammers, but they're pretty obviously not going to be the ones to develop a flying car.

(Actually, I doubt that anyone will, but that's another story.)
 
2008-11-02 10:30:01 PM
How does Moller keep getting these free advertising "FLYIN KARZ R TEH IMMINENT SO GIV US LOTS OV UR INVESTMUNT MUNEES!" articles? I've been seeing this for a least a decade, and he's been working on the concept since the 70's(?).
 
2008-11-02 10:30:08 PM
A flying car based on a Ferrari? About time?

No. It's about time we develop a flying car based on a Kia.

/cuz I want one
 
2008-11-02 10:30:29 PM
bender127: FreakinB: I don't know the if words exist to express how bad of an idea this is.

It'll never happen. You'll need a pilot's license to own one...


My bad - I meant "to use one".
 
2008-11-02 10:31:22 PM
Got to the word "Moller", and closed the page.
 
2008-11-02 10:31:38 PM
Moeller international. Haven't they been touting this since the 1960's? (new window)

This guy's a master at vaporware........

The only flying Ferrari I've ever seen was this one:
blogs.cars.com

I don't have the right screen cap, but I think the replica DID get some airtime in that shot.....
 
2008-11-02 10:31:54 PM
Came for Dante and Randall reference. Leaving instantly satisfied.

/Porch Monkey 4 Life
//It's alright,I'm taking it back
 
2008-11-02 10:32:26 PM
150 miles range on the ground? Uh, how about no....

serial_crusher: Yeah, flying cars are a great idea. Give people an "up" and "down" turn signal to be too incompetent to use.

You, sir, win +1 internets
 
2008-11-02 10:32:44 PM
Uh, shouldn't Moller get his first flying car off the ground first? You know, the one he's been promising for 40 some years now?

Why fark-up a perfectly good Ferrari just to scam naive investors, when a Pinto or an AMC Pacer would fly just as far?
 
2008-11-02 10:33:11 PM
Figures it would be Moller..........maybe someday
 
2008-11-02 10:33:11 PM
DAMN YOU strangeguitar...and well played as well!
 
2008-11-02 10:33:24 PM
No! Bad Moller! Very bad Moller! *rubs Moller's face in designs* BAAAD!
 
2008-11-02 10:33:49 PM
"You have one point left on your license"...

Something tells me we're not quite at the Fifth Element level of tech just yet...
 
2008-11-02 10:35:44 PM
I guess they already did a boat so, why not?

www.dreamagic.com
 
2008-11-02 10:36:32 PM
nmxs-images.forbesautos.com
/approves

www.virginmedia.com
/approves

image.motortrend.com
/approves

cache.jalopnik.com
/approves

www.tyler.net
/disapproves
 
2008-11-02 10:36:40 PM
WTF? How long can you keep financing a company without actually producing a sellable product? Moller's been around since, what, the 1980's?
 
2008-11-02 10:36:41 PM
So, I'm wondering, how will you deal with a hit-and-run? You know, when the driver just flies away, far, far, away? What about when the driver is "impaired" or under the influence? What will MADD or RADD have to say about it?
 
2008-11-02 10:36:41 PM
Oh it'll be good till someone tries to barrel roll one.

/Hey, Watch this...
 
2008-11-02 10:38:11 PM
Why isn't it made out of a Delorean?
 
2008-11-02 10:38:21 PM
I thought it was an actual true story until I saw that this is being produced by Moller. And it isn't even April 1, what's going on?
 
2008-11-02 10:38:35 PM
NEWS ANCHOR of the FUTURE: "We begin tonight's newscast again with the latest aircar death toll. Today has been especially bad, with over 340,000 confirmed deaths in the past 8 hours. We now go to ..................................................." (aircar crashed into studio)
 
2008-11-02 10:40:31 PM
Well, so far I'm impressed with their car-on-a-stick.

www.telegraph.co.uk
 
2008-11-02 10:41:03 PM
People can't drive correctly, fark letting them fly.
 
2008-11-02 10:42:31 PM
bender127: FreakinB: I don't know the if words exist to express how bad of an idea this is.

It'll never happen. You'll need a pilot's license to own one...




No, just to fly it.

But who the fark would?

Doesn't look like it will glide too well when the "special hybrid fuel and electric" powerplant fails.

WTF?
 
2008-11-02 10:42:36 PM
the only way the thing in the pic from tfa will fly is if it's driven off a cliff.

/functional tailfins?
 
2008-11-02 10:43:52 PM
Great... just what we need during an energy crisis a flying car with an 800 horse power engine.
/actually thinks its pretty cool
 
2008-11-02 10:45:02 PM
But does it run on Mr. Fusion?
 
2008-11-02 10:45:17 PM
As long as your Farkers stay out of the left quadrants then I'm fine by this.
 
2008-11-02 10:46:34 PM
Approves:

yafh.com

/...peet-stop?
 
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