This car can fly, run and sail

By : Subscribe to IBTimes's | October 21, 2010 12:44 PM IST

 British designer Phil Pauley has come up with the concept based around a sports car with attachments that make it float like a boat and fly like a helicopter or jet.

 Pauley lays emphasis on the fact that the Halo Interceptor should not be seen as a flying car but a plane, helicopter, boat and car in one.

"The Halo Intersceptor project is a roadmap for boundary pushing Auto Manufacturers to follow. You will see a shift towards this type of design by all sports models within the next decade," Pauley said.

Fitted with a hybrid power unit and a supercomputer in the cockpit, the Halo Interceptor has a top speed of over 500 km/h and accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in just 2.3 seconds. Fitted with the jet attachment Halo 120 degrees, it allows a maximum speed of Mach 2 at a height of up to 20,000 metres.

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The Halo 46 degrees offers helicopter flight version for hasty businessmen. The maximum speed is 185 knots. The Halo 22 degrees speedboat attachment features a racing hull providing up to 63 knots and a range of 1,200 nautical miles.    

With the density of traffic in big cities increasing everyday, Pauley hopes his concept car will catch up on with other big cars.  

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