Illustration for article titled Moller Planning Flying Ferrari 599 GTB For Russian Businessman

We love flying cars, and apparently so does a Russian businessman who contracted Moller to design a flying car based on the Ferrari 599 GTB. Moller is the leading authority on flying "cars", but as far as we can tell this is the first time they're seriously designing a flying machine based on an existing automobile. They call it the Autovolanter — catchy eh? To catch you up on their previous creations, there's the Moller M200 flying saucer, and the M400 Sky Car which has graced the covers of many a buff book over the 200 years it's been in development. Despite being the best in the flying car business, Moller never really got either of those to work out. We hope things are different with this flying Ferrari, but it's not too promising thus far.

The picture you see above is indeed an official image from Moller, but it's just a photoshop-composite of a toy scale model that's been altered as an approximate guess of what the final product might look like. Even the silver car in the wind tunnel looks like a pretty rough guesstimation of the final shape. From what we can see so far, it looks like if the Autovolanter ever does get made, it will hardly have any resemblance to the original Ferrari. So what's the point? After all, if you're going to make an Italian supercar into a flying machine with giant wings, why not start with a Lamborghini? [via Autoblog, TopGear]


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