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Concept Cars
- Audi R25
- Audi RSQ
- Camaro Convertible Concept
- Chevy Z06 X Corvette
- DeltaWing IndyCar Concept
- Ford Shelby Cobra
- Lamborghini Concept S
- Lamborghini Minotauro
- Mercedes Biome
- Peugeot Leonin
- Porsche 918 RSR
- Saab Aero-X
- Scion Fuse
- Volkswagen XL1
Diesel Cars
- Volvo V60 Diesel PHEV
Electric Cars
- Commuter Car Tango
- General Motors EV1
- Kaz Limousine
- Peugeot EX1
- Peugeot Moovie
- Tesla Motors Roadster
- Venturi Fetish
Exotic Cars
- Bugatti Veyron
- Camaro ZL1
- Ferrari Enzo
- Hennessey Venom GT
- Lamborghini Diablo
- Mastretta MXT
- McLaren F1
- Maserati MC12
- Rolls Royce Phantom Black
- Saleen S7
Hybrid Cars
- Ford Reflex
- Honda Insight
- Mazda Ibuki
- Porsche Cayenne Hybrid
- Toyota Hybrid X
Hydrogen Cars
- BMW H2R Racecar
- Chevy Volt Hydrogen
- Ford Super Chief
- Giugiaro Vadho
- GM H2H Hummer
Unique Cars
- MDI Air Car
- Moller Skycar
- Rinspeed Senso
- Smart Car
- Terrafugia Transition

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Moller Skycar

The Moller M400 Skycar is in fact a flying car and it is the first vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) vehicle in the world. It is much faster than a light aircraft and can achieve speeds up to 375 mph.

 

Moller Skycar
 

The Moller M400 Skycar flying automobile can reach this speed while achieving 20 miles per gallon on ethanol fuel and a range of 750 miles. As well as flying, the Moller Skycar is perfectly comfortable on the ground driving from A to B (although most likely not on highways).

Driving the Skycar is easy. All you need to do is move the directional controls and a computer does the rest. However, because of the avionics capabilities, you still need a pilot's license in order to drive the flying car. The Moller Flying Car is designed to be able to hold four passengers, however plans are underway to create a six person model as well as a one person version.

Do not worry about storage space for the Moller Skycar as the model is designed to be able to fit inside a single car garage. Moller is hoping to get the flying car FAA power lift certified in the near future as well.

The technology of the flying car consists of an airframe which is designed to be lightweight and it is made from composite fiber reinforced plastic that can take the weight of four passengers.

The engine was designed to be similar to that used by the Harrier jump jet. Moller International has decided to use eight small rotary engines inside the flying car providing all the power.

Because the Moller Skycar is equipped with eight engines, if one fails then there are still seven engines working that will afford for continuation of flight and a safe landing There are also redundant computer systems at work should the main one fail or crash.

The fuel system is equipped with monitoring systems that will warn the pilot / driver of when the fuel is running low. The flying car also comes with automatic stabilization should wind speeds change. The rotary engines also have few moving parts meaning less wear and tear compared to most plane or car engines.

One of the most flexible aspects of the Moller flying car is that it can use almost any fuel from natural gas to ethanol to diesel. This means if you travel worldwide then you can always refuel with whatever is available in your given location.

The Moller Skycar would be ideal as a response vehicle to be used like an air ambulance or search and rescue vehicle. The flying car is also equipped with dual parachutes that are attached to the vehicle's front and rear airframe. These will guide the vehicle to the ground should an accident occur.

Limited numbers of the Moller Skycars are already becoming available. The FAA is expected to certify the vehicle no later than December 31, 2008 and afterwards the flying car is headed towards the commercial marketplace.

There are already one hundred reservations and down payments on the M400 Skycar. The sky car, right now, is expected to cost around $500,000 although this may change as more models are produced. Model kits are already available as well as other flying car merchandise in anticipation of the commercialization of this unique flying car.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

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