The 2015 Mercier-Jones Supercraft is supposedly trying really hard to become the Veyron of air-cushion vehicles, although I’m not sure vehicle is the proper term. This hovercraft will get you fast over all kinds of terrain, including ice, sand and water. The top speed is around 80 mph, so it’s not really breaking any speed limits, but I think it’s quite fast for a hovercraft, if it’s easily controllable. What is power without control?
The current hovercraft speed record is standing at 56.25 mph and Mercier-Jones are trying to top that. Cruising at speed of 40 mph, the Supercraft will provide you with a range of 120 miles, with a hover height of seven inches off the ground. It is powered by a 60-horsepower twin-rotor engine, a pair of electric motors, and a lithium-ion battery pack.
The Supercraft features a chromium-alloy tube chassis and composite hull, which is why it weighs in at 700 pounds. Mercier-Jones went all out with this ride, considering the styling, easily comparable to what a luxurious super-car offers. The Supercraft will be yours if you’re willing to pay a base price of $75,000, with deliveries expected to begin in May with 10 Collector’s Edition models, and an additional 50 examples to follow by October. This will definitely make flats obsolete.