Monday, February 25, 2013
1959 Ford Levicar Mach I Concept
Ford Levаcar Mach I (Ford Levicar Mach I)
No, this is not an April Fool's Joke!
A wild concept from as far back as 1960, the Levacar Mach 1 was the first full-scale wheeless vehicle, utilizing air propulsion.
What's more amazing is that the idea was first proposed in 1930.
The question is where do you put the quarter?
Ford Motor Co.’s Levacar Mach I appeared in the Ford Rotunda in spring 1959. A full-sized prototype, this was an one-man "flying car" that was "levitated" several inches off the ground by three powerful air jets located on the bottom of its chassis. Planned to be powered by a small-scale turbojet engine, the Levacar was purportedly designed to reach a top speed of nearly 500 mph!