But Can It Go 88MPH? A DeLorean Hovercraft

July 1, 2010


This is a DeLorean hovercraft being built by Matthew Riese of San Francisco. Why build a DeLorean hovercraft? *facepalm* Get out of here for even asking that. I'm serious -- I can't look at you right now.

If you're like me, when you saw the flying Delorean in Back to the Future, you thought, "I want one of those!" I think this dream has been brewing since I thought that as a kid, and a few years ago I decided to just build one.

When it is done, the craft will be able to hover on anything flat (asphalt, sand, water, etc), but it will be mostly driven on the San Francisco Bay. The hovercraft is registered with the DMV in California as a boat (it is not street legal). The top speed should be around 45 mph, which is pretty impressive for a vehicle with no breaks

You know what else would be impressive for a vehicle with no brakes, Matthew? Being able to stop on a dime. Just sayin', that would be impressive!

Hit the jump for an early build pic and a moderately incredibly boring video with some shots of the prototype in which Matthew tries to convince you to donate some of the $5,500 needed to help fund the project.


Delorean Hovercraft [kickstarter] (info page about the project on which donations are acccepted)
Hovercraft Delorean! [buzzfeed]

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