Flying Cars? Yep (and Sooner Than You Think)

Will cost under $100,000
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 11, 2008 6:45 PM CDT

(Newser) – Flying cars aren’t the stuff of science fiction anymore. A small California company called Moller is already producing a run of its M200 Neuera, an ethanol-powered two-seater straight out of the Jetsons, LiveScience reports. The car is expected to land next year, and carry a price tag south of $100,000. It’s all the work of Paul Moller, an engineer who’s made the flying car his lifelong obsession.

After the Neuera, Moller is readying a sporty “Skycar,” which resembles a small jet and has a cruising speed of 200 mph. Both vehicles are “volantors,” meaning they can take off vertically, powered by Moller’s lightweight but extremely powerful Rotapower engine. Although Moller calls the technology “as sophisticated as the system used to land a man on the moon,” it sports a stabilization system that allows anyone to pilot it.