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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Flying what? Flying cars?

Our fascination with the sky never ends. From our first flight courtesy of the Wright Brothers up till now. A while back we already have a working concept of a flying car from Moller with their XM and M series. (Lol.. M3? M5?). Here's a picture of it. I can't seem to find a clearer picture of it in flight or hovering but I assure you, I AM NOT PULLING YOUR LEG here! I've seen a video on it on TechTV, Astro Channel 13 some time back.






Looks more like a plane than a car right? Now they have a new model which is still in the testing phase which resembles a car more. Funded by a tycoon from Russia who wants to bypass the traffic jam in style, the new model being tested came in the form of a Ferrari 599 GTB. Yep you heard it right, a Ferrari 599 GTB. Another picture for you.









It looks fugly but who cares? Its not your money that is going into the project, its not like you are being taxed for it, its the tycoon's money. Critic as much as we may, but it may be the apple of his eye. One man's trash is another's treasure.

Sure enough, one day in the future, car and plane will be one as what laptops and desktops will be. I'm sure some designers out there won't disappoint us!

Well, if you are interested in buying one of these flying cars or perhaps you are feeling generous and is willing to donate some money for their research, here's their company site --> Moller

9 Comment(s):

Greynovember said...

lol. you should youtube an episode on topgear that features a flying car with wings.

guess what jeremy did to it?

Vincent said...

Really? Those jokers! I will when I'm done with my finals.

He must have thrown it off a cliff or something like that!

Greynovember said...

haha. spot on!

cari la on google the vid where clarkson used a heli to gattlinggun a corvette.

Vincent said...

He gattling gunned a corvette? The newest corvette (the z06 I think) is actually quite a good car. It was the car that broke the GTR's record around the Ring!

tokmoh said...

You know, in season 9, they tried something crazier than that: convert a Reliant Robin to a space shuttle!! Jeremy thought it was too ridiculous he pulled out of it, so it was done by James n Hammond with some Manchester rocket ppl who helped to put rocket at Mini Cooper in Top Gear winter olympics special.

tokmoh said...

Ahh, Tech TV!! I missed that channel so much, I remember it was channel 13!! Now it becomes TVIQ channel 552, right? Why lar ass-throw nvr make TechTV seperate.....and why they never returned? Or I'm just blur?

Vincent said...

Space shuttle? LOL! Their antics is infinite! And for the ratings they did it. Anyway, it's good humour for us all.

Yep back then it was channel 13. Back then channel 13 was half TV Pendidikan (bleh..) and half TechTV. Currently I'm not too sure either, most of the time it's those kiddy shows. So I guessed TechTV kinda went extinct on Astro...

tokmoh said...

Yep, why else is Top Gear BBC's no1 program? ;)

I remember TechTV is aired especially during school holidays. But it was around 2006 I think when they stopped airing it completely =.= Loved their programs on computers, games, etc geek stuffs. Those were the time when Centrino was just introduced n wi-fi is some kinda rly rly cool word to use to make u look smart n sophisticated :P

Vincent said...

Because other than TG, all their programs are quite tedious and boring!

Most of their program was quite enjoyable until it gets too technical then I'd switched to other channels.