Whoever was running VW of China's PR back in 2012 sounds like the sort of kook I'd like to meet. VW had a contest for new People's Car ideas, and they received an entry from Jia Wang for a hovercar. The best part is, VW played it straight.

Yes, VW made a video and everything and played the idea of their electro-magnetic levitating hover-sphere totally straight. I don't think anyone actually believed it because, come on, hovercars? Even the most isolated rural Chinese farm laborer knows the whole world would be all over that shit if true.

Still, this video is lots of fun.