The SkyRunner Is A Flying Car With The Heart Of A Fiesta

The market for flying cars must be heating up because companies are definitely pushing them towards reality in the hopes people will buy them. We saw the most convincing version of the Aeromobil recently, and now, there's the SkyRunner, the creation of a Louisiana company with the help of Ecoboost power. » 11/01/13 4:20pm 11/01/13 4:20pm

Why Doesn't The Hot-Air Balloon Car Exist?

No matter how many rational arguments you make or how much reminding you do about how bad people normally drive on the ground, there will always be those who dream of a flying car. Which is why I'm so surprised I've never seen anyone try anything like my terrible idea here: a hot-air balloon car. » 9/25/13 3:45pm 9/25/13 3:45pm

Crazy New Flying Car Is A Vertical-Takeoff 200 MPH Plug-In Hybrid

Terrafugia made big waves last year with the introduction of the Transition, the first flying car. Sure, it was more of a driving plane than a flying car, but it brought a dream everyone has had to life. They're already planning a successor to the first model, and it'll go 200 MPH, take off vertically, and do other… » 5/06/13 3:37pm 5/06/13 3:37pm

The Ten Craziest Failed Flying Cars

Wouldn't life be easier if you could just get into your flying car and soar over traffic jams straight to work? We asked Jalopnik readers to come up with ten examples of this awful dream, killing people and ruining lives. » 6/06/12 11:00am 6/06/12 11:00am

Taiwanese Animators Render Our Terrafugia Flying Car Dreams

My enthusiasm for the Terrafugia Transition flying car has never waned, but after seeing it through the eyes of Taiwanese's Next Media Animation I'm even more excited about the prospect. Imagine flying around with Gary Busey and his weird Back To The Future shirt. Just remember to alwa—- OMG WATCH OUT FOR THAT PLANE! » 4/04/12 8:30am 4/04/12 8:30am

Shockingly Plausible Flying Car Completes First Tests

I've always thought that flying cars were similar to videophones; people have been demoing them since the middle of last century, but they never really managed to catch on. Then I realize I use a videophone all the time on my computer, and all of a sudden flying cars don't seem so impossible. Especially with new… » 4/02/12 2:00pm 4/02/12 2:00pm

'Flying Car' To Debut At New York Auto Show

The New York Auto Show just got a lot more interesting, with roadable aircraft maker Terrafugia confirming the premier of their Transition street-legal aircraft production prototype at the show. Popular Mechanics is going to crap themselves with joy. It's really happening, guys! » 3/01/12 12:00pm 3/01/12 12:00pm

Terrafugia Flying Car To Begin Production Late 2011

The Terrafugia Transition flying car's one step closer to your driveway. The FAA-approved "roadable aircraft" plans to begin limited production in Woburn, Massachusetts as soon as late 2011 while they continue their search for a long-term production facility. » 9/08/10 10:30am 9/08/10 10:30am

These Flying Cars Don't Fly, They Whoosh!

With the recent reveal of the production-ready Terrafugia flying car, we thought it an appropriate time to take a quick look at propeller-driven automobiles. Not the kind that fly. The kind that drive. Hello, propcar! Run, pedestrians, run! » 7/27/10 1:25pm 7/27/10 1:25pm

Terrafugia Flying Car: First Look at New, Less Dorky Design

The dream-fulfilling-but-dorky Terrafugia Flying Car we've seen flying around was merely a "proof of concept." Today the company released the first renderings of the much cooler looking production version of the streetable aircraft. Here they are. » 7/26/10 2:00pm 7/26/10 2:00pm