This DeLorean Hoverboat Is Either the Coolest or Dumbest Thing You’ll Ever Purchase

Where we're going, we don't need paddles

By Tanner Garrity

 
This DeLorean Hoverboat Is Either the Coolest or Dumbest Thing You’ll Ever Purchase
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16 November 2018

Pondering what you should spend that holiday bonus on?

Here's a patently absurd option. One eBay vendor's proffering a DeLorean hoverboat that'd drive Doc Brown to tears of utter joy. 

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For starters — this isn't a DeLorean cemented onto a hoverbed. The "car" is actually styrofoam wrapped in fiberglass, which was then given a metallic paint exterior. The hovercraft, meanwhile, is based on blueprints for a Universal Hovercraft model, with a "thrust fan" and "lift fan." Basically, think serious lawn mower engines, which help push the vehicle six-eight inches in the air, and up to 31-MPh over land. (Sorry Marty, not reaching 88-MPH this time around.) And while the vehicle looks at home over water, the listing claims it can glide over "anything relatively flat: land, water, ice, snow, sand or asphalt." 

Some helpful possibly pertinent info: the hovercraft slows down considerably with weight, (or up against the wind) it's not allowed in National Parks and while hovering over water the cockpit is a splah zone. 

If you actually want to buy this thing, head to the eBay listing here. 10% of the sale will benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. 

All images from eBay

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