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Halo Intersceptor concept would serve as car, boat, plane and helicopter

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The Halo Intersceptor multi-vehicle concept
The Halo Intersceptor multi-vehicle concept
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We’ve seen cars that transform into boats, into airplanes, and even into helicopters, so why not one that transforms into all three? That’s the idea behind UK designer Philip Pauley’s Halo Intersceptor concept. Now, before you start picturing a kind of Swiss Army knife-type vehicle, you should know that the Intersceptor concept revolves around a central car that remains unchanged, that simply “plugs in” to different attachments. It’s definitely an intriguing idea, even if you may never be able to buy one.

The Halo Intersceptor in its basic automobile configuration
The Halo Intersceptor in its basic automobile configuration

The four-seater Intersceptor automobile itself would have a hybrid engine, four wheel drive, a top speed of 311 mph (500 km/h), an acceleration time of 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.3 seconds, and a range of 700 miles (1,127 km) – shoot for the stars, right?

The Halo Intersceptor in its jet airplane configuartion
The Halo Intersceptor in its jet airplane configuartion

The car would back into a central docking point on the Halo 120 attachment, which would turn it into a jet airplane. The 120 would be powered by two Pratt and Whitney TF30-P-100 turbofan engines, delivering 17,900 lbf (79.6 kN) of thrust each, or 25,100 lbf (112 kN) with the afterburners engaged. It would have a maximum speed of Mach 2, a range of 4,200 miles (6,759 km) and a ceiling of 66,000 feet (20,117 m).

The Halo Intersceptor in its helicopter configuartion
The Halo Intersceptor in its helicopter configuartion

For those days when its billionaire users weren’t in such a hurry, the Interceptor would instead reverse into the Halo 46 attachment, which would allow it to function as a helicopter. The two front seat occupants would serve as pilots, while passengers in the back could simply enjoy the ride. It would have a top speed of 185 knots, a range of 450 nautical miles (833 km), and a ceiling of 15,000 feet (4,572 m).

The Halo Intersceptor in its ocean cruiser configuration
The Halo Intersceptor in its ocean cruiser configuration

Finally, when it was time to take to the water, the car would be driven forward into the back of the Halo 22 attachment. This would doubtless require some sort of specialized pier, which would mean that the car couldn’t disengage and drive around on the land wherever it stopped. It’s definitely reminiscent of the Strand Craft 122 luxury yacht concept, in which a custom car would be driven in and out of the boat via a rear ramp.

The double-hulled Halo 22 would have a forward double berth, a maximum speed of 55-63 knots, a cruising speed of 38 knots, and a range of 1,200 nautical miles (2,222 km).

The Halo Intersceptor concept
The Halo Intersceptor concept

“The Halo Intersceptor project is a roadmap for boundary pushing Auto Manufacturers to follow," says Pauley. "You will see a shift towards this type of design by all sports models within the next decade. Air space is going to become a very competitive place as the global road infrastructure starts to slow down.”

This would seem to put it somewhere between his not-likely-to-happen-but-it’s-still-a-good-idea Sub-Biosphere 2 underwater habitat concept, and his thoroughly-likely-to-see-production Bi Computing design.

Halo Intersceptor Attachment Demo

11 comments
Dominic Nolze
How much?! :))
Rune Winsevik
Of all the dumb things I\'ve seen...
Facebook User
That\'s the biggest load of BS I\'ve seen here!
Facebook User
The only person I see using(affording) this is 007 =_=\'
Bill Bennett
looks like hooey to me
Joshua Smallwood
This doesn\'t have much use - for the price of each attachment you could own something around the quality of the real deal. Perhaps if you just really, really, really liked the dashboard of the car?
Ariel Dahan
I was about to say. What a big load of non-sense! No interest at all : you cannot change mode \"on the go\", unless a real flying car, or unless a real amphibian. Better focus on Akoya plane from Lisa-Airplanes http://www.lisa-airplanes.com/fr/ Next time, don\'t wake me up untill there is a real multi-modal amphibian vessel nearby.
Jay Finke
New this year from RONCO BOAT,CAR,PLANE -A MATIC it slices and dices the occupant with a simple twist of the start key .. this sound like your tax dollars hard at work . don\'t it ?
Mark Scope
useless not even realistic. does the car motor drive the helicopter/boat/plane? how does recepicating engine turn into a gas turbine for flight? obviously a second engine is required every time into transforms why bother? it doesn\'t make any sense!
Daniel Plata Baca
you willl die before this is reality, orr make it yourself...