Our favorite DeLorean-turned-hovercraft is back. The Kickstarter-funded project was originally the brainchild of grad student Matthew Riese, and the last time we saw it, the floating car was busily hovering around McCovey Cove in San Francisco. This time, Riese's creation has taken to bombing beaches down by the Golden Gate Bridge. The video below shows the hand-built machine busting along the bay before taking to land for a quick flat spin. We can't convey how badly we want to operate this thing. We'd even find ourselves a Michael J. Fox-spec puffy vest for the occasion.

You can take a look at the latest clip below or, click back to our original post from last year. You can also take a look at the story of the hovercraft's genesis over at MAKE.



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      Street King
      • 1 Year Ago
      "What did you fall off the ship?" -Huh?- "You must have to be wearing a life preserver" -What, this?-
      Dark Gnat
      • 1 Year Ago
      It only works on water if you got power.
      Nemebean
      • 1 Year Ago
      Headline of the year, right there. :-)
      sundude
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hmmm, it's not much slower than a real DeLorean...
      RetrogradE
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ladies and Gentlemen, behold: The Fail Boat.
      gasolinepopsicle
      • 1 Year Ago
      Waste of a DeLorean...
      Nathan
      • 1 Year Ago
      That ain't no DeLorean hovercraft, it is a hovercraft with a DeLorean shell . If any of you recal the Monster Garage DeLorean episode, JJ was pissed when the team took the disengenous route and simply grafted a DeLorean shell on top of a Hovercraft.
      Lynn Wilson
      • 1 Year Ago
      Been attempted before: 1982 DeLorean DMC 12 / Hovercraft In this challenge, Jesse and the guys take on a 1982 DeLorean DMC 12 and transform it into a hovercraft. Or at least that was the idea... Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, Calif. Rick Gendreau, electronic designer, Pembroke, N.H. Mark Hannah, transportation designer and artist, Pasadena, Calif. Casey Heller, auto mechanic, Manhattan Beach, Calif. John Rago, air-bag suspension distributor, Highland, Calif. Don Steger, De Lorean repair shop owner, Garden Grove, Calif. Rich Weissensel, computer consultant and engineer, Lyons, Ill. The original design for the car called for the build team to just cut off the top of the old DeLorean and stick it on top of a fuctioning hovercraft. But Jesse came in and stopped the build altogether and changed the direction of the project. But Rick had problems with Jesse's taking charge, and walks off the build. Things look bad, short a day and a builder, the project is in jeopardy.