cartechboy writes: The current hovercraft speed record is 56.25 mph, but records are meant to be broken, right? Mercier-Jones thinks so, and it plans to smash that record with its new Supercraft hovercraft. It's being billed as the Bugatti Veyron of hovercrafts, with a top speed of around 80 mph, the Supercraft shouldn't have to break a sweat to set a new hovercraft speed record. At a speed of about 40 mph the Supercraft should have a range of about 120 miles with a hover height of seven inches off the ground. It's powered by a 60-horsepower twin-rotor engine, pair of electric motors, an a lithium-ion battery pack. Mercier-Jones says it makes for a thrust-to-weight ratio of 0.208 which is the same as a B-2 Spirit stealth bomber. The cost of all this? A cool $75,000, and deliveries start in May. Ladies and gentlemen, a Chicago-based company just introduced the future. Are you ready?
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