The iCar Vehicle Uses Its Giant Wheels as Wings

By: Meghan Young - Published: Jan 27, 2011 • References: icar-101 & dvice
Until I stumbled upon the iCar vehicle, I never would have thought that wheels were enough to turn ground transportation into air. By using the Magnus Effect, the giant spinning wheels on the iCar create enough lift for it to fly.

A one-seater sports car, the iCar vehicle boasts four wheels that extend out when preparing to lift off, while the hubcaps on the front two wheels turn into propellers. It can reach about 1,500 feet high, cruising at a speed of 200 mph and a range of over 500 miles. Stats for Unconventional Flying Autos Trending: Older & Average
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