Japan plans to light the 2020 Olympic torch with a flying car

by SpeedLux

Engineers in Japan are racing versus the clock in a bid to be able to light the Olympic torch at the 2020 games using a flying car.

The Summer Olympic is regularly viewed by the host nation as a method to flaunt its expertise and it appears Japan isn’t really seizing the day lightly throughout the next games, due to be kept in Tokyo.

The plan is to apparently drive the car around the athletic track in the new nationwide stadium prior to flying it into the air to light the cauldron in the climactic minutes of the opening ceremony.


A bunch of young automotive engineers from a group called Cart!vator are working on the task. They have established a garage and screening facility in an eliminated elementary school on loan from Toyota and are contributing to bring their vision to reality.

The completed product is anticipated to be about 3.5 metres long and about 1.3 metres wide.

The automobile will be a single person electric tricycle with propellers placed on the front and rear corners to supply a vertical take off and landing (VTOL) system.

The car is created to be operated with the steering wheel and accelerator pedal either in the air or on the road.

As per the group’s website, the task is created to a new era where everyone can fly easily.

It likewise explains that flying automobiles will enable us to survive on water by reducing our dependence on roads.

Although the group is fairly little, they intend on producing a full-scale working prototype while partnering with a large company for financing and production needs.
The group is led by Tsubasa Nakamura, an automotive specialist who established the project named SkyDrive in 2012.

And their preparation for the flying car aren’t restricted to the theatrics of the Olympic opening event as the group ultimately intends to make the product commercially feasible.

You may also like

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


SpeedLux is a high-authority automotive blog providing the latest automotive news and reviews. SpeedLux covers everything related to cars, bikes, and motorcycles, from news and reviews, to troubleshooting guides, tips and tricks, and more. SpeedLux was born in 2009 and we have over 20,000 articles published on our blog. We thank all our readers, as well as our partners, without whom we could not have reached this level.


©2009 – 2024 SpeedLux – Daily Automotive News and Reviews. All Right Reserved.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More