September 9, 2008 by Christen Costa in
Flying Car, The Autovolantor, Gets Semi Legit
Prototype people, prototype. Crafted from dreams and grid lock frustration, the Autovolantor’s design is based off a Ferrari 599 GTB, just add on wings. The idea is that if you’re stuck in traffic you just flip a switch and take off to free skies. It’s produces lift from 8 fans that run off an electrical engine. Sky milage is pegged at 150 miles while road action would be limited to 40 miles. So far, wind tunnel testing has proved positive.
Apparently, some Russian biz dude commissioned the prototype – it cost $5 million – and if he’s got bank to boot maybe he can bribe regulatory boards into letting him fly his costly death trap.
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."