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Futuristic Technology: Expensive Wonders of Transport

Whether you have dreams of becoming the next James Bond or simply want to take advantage of the latest advancements in technology, transportation is certainly coming a long way. Although the cutting-edge modes of transportation listed in this article, such as the personal hovercraft, are highly expensive, you can still dream, can’t you?

Hoverjet GT

For those of you interested in hovering through the air, the Hoverjet GT – Personal Hovercraft is made just for you. The hovercraft offers two seats that allows a rider to glide on air while traveling across land and sea, reaching speeds up to 60 mph. Lined with U.S. Coast Guard-approved flotation foam, the vehicle provides the perfect opportunity to float in water. Other features include a two-cycle, two-cylinder 60 HP engine with exhaust and muffler system; recoil and electric start; six gallon (22.7 l) portable fuel tank; dual carburetors with automatic oil injection system; and a 12v maintenance-free battery. However, the asking price for this gem is $13,999.95.

Levitating Hover Scooter

Don’t mistake the Airboard: Levitating Hover Scooter as a toy because this piece of machinery costs $16,999.95. Levitating in the air is now made possible with your very own personal hovercraft that takes you inches above the ground and allows you to travel across land up to 15 mph on a cushion of air. This might be the closest you will come to flying in the air (without the help of an airplane, of course).

To execute a smooth turn, all you have to do is lean to the left or right, as you travel across concrete, asphalt, and grass. On a full tank of unleaded gas, you can enjoy the hovercraft for around one hour. Colors to choose from include green, yellow, red, and blue. If you’re skeptical as to how to use this piece of equipment, a helpful training video and instructions will come in handy.

Other features of this selection to consider include an engine-powered fan that elevates the scooter off the ground; engine kill switch wristband; and vent in back that supplies light forward thrust.

Hyanide

Imagine a vehicle that blends the features of both a motorcycle and tank. The Hyanide is a hybrid of a tank tread vehicle and motorcycle , the brainchild of German designers Oliver Keller and Tillman Schlootz , who submitted their idea to the 2006 Michelin Challenge Design. No matter the weather, the rider of a Hyanide can travel under snow, sand, and muddy conditions.

You can travel nearly anywhere, reaching speeds between 75 and 85 mph. To drive the vehicle, all you have to do is straddle the large flexible rubber tank treads made with arches positioned from the front to the back. Unfortunately, this is all a dream with no plans for production. With the ability to carry two riders at one time, the engine is comprised of a 60hp 500cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder.