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

  • Silenzo says:

    sweet =p

  • JC says:

    Woah! it really looks cool! especially the front…
    How did you create the human characters?

    • Sher afzal says:

      The designer of this car is from the future it seems so the human charactors wont be a big deal – its AWSOME!!!

      I wish I was around when cars like this are in use dont you feel same?

  • Henrique Staino says:

    Wow! The renderings are wonderful!
    Nice idea to use the wheels as fans. But would it be enough?

    • cerberus says:

      Not with todays materials technologies ! the tyres would add so much weight to the turbines as to render them useless in providing lift. And the speed differnce in the revolutions required for lift off and normal land driving would be staggering. Not to mention how highly ballanced turbines need to be – hit the curb hard once and there goes your balance – ultimately resulting in catastrophic failure or your turbine at 30 ,000rpm ( or some other ludicrously high rpm), can you say “leathal schrapnel”

      The design looks awesome though , and it something we have been promised for years ! where is my flying car already ?

  • so, let me get this straight…it’s a kick-ass future Honda but it breaks down and causes the androgynous couple to drink Jack Daniels.? Just wondering why someone would take that much time to do a rendering of a car broken down…nice touch with the bottle of whisky though..I guess some things will never change!

  • dvd says:

    Is it just me, or does the third picture look like the driver is a Stormtrooper?

  • Mogwa1 says:

    looks cool. but i don’t think we’ll be seeing this thing above the road in a long time, unless they make a version with laser guns to “kill some terrorists”.
    oh, and how the hell does the driver get out of the car???

  • M.S.W. says:

    Good eye candy. Even with all the high tech materials 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. Assuming they invent a high CFM turbine that size, one would at very least need a lift motor in the rear section to balance out the lift, otherwise the nose would flip up and backward. 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. With the aft section giving it a fail safe bouancy feature.

  • wow! It looks really cool! A nice futuristic concept! Thumbs up!

  • wow! It looks really cool! A nice futuristic concept! Thumbs up!

  • krimsonite says:

    Let’s say those turbines were enough for lift. However, how it supposed to move forward anyway? And it would be good to cover the holes after tires move to landing position.

  • Me says:

    Well this is a concept that an american company is being trying to do now for years which is moller. you can see his work at http://www.moller.com but as always is just a dream I am very happy to see that Honda is doing something about it Since the Moller company they are just dreaming and stock in the samething for years I hope they learn something about this since I have lost a lot of money on their stocks. Huuummm! I should get the stocks from Honda that is a company can be trust.

  • Replicant says:

    Blade runner/ Sid Mead!

    MagLev lift + propulsion fans would be a better bet.

  • jane says:

    where do the groceries go?

    • M.S.W. says:

      One would assume they consume food pills 😉

      Or perhaps spend extra for the grocerie pod holder that plugs into the rear.

  • stephen russell says:

    Love to Rent this one.
    Be neat.
    Neat in a SyFy movie.
    Or ComicCon show
    Auto show
    Radical.
    Honda Build this.
    & add
    Sedan
    Limo
    Truck versions.
    Fund this, Honda- Acura.

  • Blade runner/ Sid Mead!

    MagLev lift + propulsion fans would be a better bet.

  • Blade runner/ Sid Mead!

    MagLev lift + propulsion fans would be a better bet.

  • will says:

    One of the best concepts I have seen for aesthetic balance- most students/designers have lost this art due to cad!

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  • 招聘销售 says:

    k the first step is to click on any of the free images or links with free Nintendo DS. You will then be taken to a site called Freebie

  • One of the best concepts I have seen for aesthetic balance- most students/designers have lost this art due to cad!

  • One of the best concepts I have seen for aesthetic balance- most students/designers have lost this art due to cad!

  • Sher afzal says:

    Flying cars what fuel will they run on – as an inventor I have come up with THERMO – liquid fuel that not only will drive the turbine engine/s but also onboard electricity generators.

    COSTING YOU no more than the fuel you use in conventional petrol vehicles & its ( 100% GREEN FUEL)

    THERMO – liquid fuel designed for flying cars need investors but maybe its too early yet?

  • Pierre says:

    I don't suppose it would be possible to get the 3D model for a short movie. Would it ?

  • Pierre says:

    I don't suppose it would be possible to get the 3D model for a short movie. Would it ?

  • Abhishek says:

    use less car…………….

  • Abhishek says:

    use less car…………….

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  • shivam gupta says:

    dont know what other thinks, but the thing that matters is about how friendly is this with a comman man .
    as this concept is in its starting eara so exited to watch in what way it is going to influance commercials, well i must say one thing i am anxious about riding this.

  • shivam gupta says:

    dont know what other thinks, but the thing that matters is about how friendly is this with a comman man .
    as this concept is in its starting eara so exited to watch in what way it is going to influance commercials, well i must say one thing i am anxious about riding this.

  • 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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