Honda Hovercar

This was supposed to be the future! That’s what I heard. I was always told that in the future, we’d have flying cars. I’d say what happened to that, but I know what happened to that: John Mahieddine happened to that. The “Honda Fuzo” is a Vertical Take-Off and Landing concept. The Fuzo is a futuristic fantasy with four high-powered turbines for high-speed horizontal flight and Iron-Man-like handling. Cruzin in at 350 mph, two joystick control for speed, trust, and steering. Vertical spaceways for ultra-infinite possibilities.

The joysticks. Here’s how they work. There’s two joysticks, one on either side of the driver’s seat on the armrests. The left joystick “allows the car to spin on its axis,” and the right one “manages tilt and direction.”

At the floor are the normal pedals controlling power and brakes.

For safety, two things in particular:
1. Fly-by-Wire system that relies on GPS to keep cars from hitting one another.
2. Airbags that open inside AND outside of the vehicle to protect the driver, the car, and anyone in the path of the car should it get in an air-collision. (Speed Racer anyone?)

Of course, if you’re into the whole landlubber thing, you can drive on the ground with the retractable wheels (the turbines convert into these.) The vehicle is constructed of materials such as carbon fibre, Kevlar, and carbon nano-tubes. The bubble canopy allows for two passengers plus the driver, “in a very hightech comfort.”

Designer: John Mahieddine

73 Comments

  • StephenC says:

    This will definitely make you feel like you are in the movie Tron Legacy. However even with all the high tech materials or auto parts being used, the two front turbine units don't have the CFM size to lift this vehicle more than a couple inches at most, thus making it more of a low level hovercraft. In the design's current state, it could be modified to be a car/submarine since unlike air the small turbines can be used in water to maintain submerge ability.

  • StephenC says:

    This will definitely make you feel like you are in the movie Tron Legacy. However even with all the high tech materials or auto parts being used, the two front turbine units don't have the CFM size to lift this vehicle more than a couple inches at most, thus making it more of a low level hovercraft. In the design's current state, it could be modified to be a car/submarine since unlike air the small turbines can be used in water to maintain submerge ability.

  • skakried says:

    i think the concept is great .. i do agree however that modifications do need to be made .. for instance there is too much wieght on the back end .. also the are too small / alternativly remove the wheels .. either why wieght needs to be lost or power needs to be added or the thing will never “fly” , but in my opinion , flying cars are too unpredictable , and if you get some idiot car jacking one of em could you imagine the damage .. so i think it would be best to stick to a hover ability such as no more than about 3-4 feet off the ground , giving enough room for obsticle clearance yet no too much space for an asshole boy-racer stealing one and flying to the other end of the country , but yeah looking forward to how this evolves.

  • marcus says:

    how much? 😛

  • fddsf says:

    when is it going to be released

  • Ray says:

    You will be please to know such a car is very close to reality,a basic version capable of lifting one person will fly in 2012.

  • javaring says:

    I like Fluffy Bunnies 😀

  • DAVID says:

    THE HOVERCRAFT IS NOT A NEW CONCEPT. THEREFORE A HOVER CAR IS NOT SO FAR FETCHED. VERY LARGE HOVERCRAFTS ARE USED IN THE U.K. TO FERRY PEOPLE ACROSS WATER AND LAND. THE ELIMINATION OF FRICTION, SINCE THERE IS NO CONTACT WITH THE GROUND WILL ELIMINATE A LOT OF PROBLEMS. VERTICAL TAKEOFF JET AIRCRAFT HAVE BEEN IN USE BY MILITARY FOR A LONG TIME NOW. THE CONCEPT ISN’T MUCH DIFFERENT. THE QUESTION IS, HOW MUCH ENERGY WILL IT TAKE?

  • walt Wills says:

    I have a new turbine engine design for flying cars.
    I is inexpensive and powerful.

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