Turning a Ferrari into a flying car

Moller International, the "air-car" company, takes a Ferrari 599 GTB and makes it airworthy.

Ferrari logo with wings
Matt Hickey

The calendar rolled over to 2000 eight years ago, though it doesn't seem like it's been that long. We had many jokes then about moving into the future, the most tapped being those of flying cars and jet packs.

Personal transportation in the air hasn't taken off yet (if you'll forgive the pun), but it's about to, at least if Moller International has anything to say about it.

According to the Telegraph, the "air car" company known for the Moller Air Car has taken a Ferrari 599 GTB and made it airworthy, giving it Back To The Future-like hovering abilities for vertical take-off and landings, as well as wings and stabilizers for forward flight.

Not only that, the machine runs green with a hybrid engine that can propel the vehicle forward at an expected 150 mph.

While Moller predicts it could have production vehicles ready within two years at about $800,000, we're still skeptical. Having seen how most people drive on the ground, is it smart to let them go into the air?
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    With more than 15 years experience testing hardware (and being obsessed with it), Crave freelance writer Matt Hickey can tell the good gadgets from the great. He also has a keen eye for future technology trends. Matt has blogged for publications including TechCrunch, CrunchGear, and most recently, Gizmodo. Matt is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CBS Interactive. E-mail Matt.

     

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