Wednesday, 12th September 2007 by James Turnbull
Look closely at the car park of BMW’s headquarters and you’ll see that there’s a Mini parked on the wall. Even more bizarrely, this isn’t even unusual: we’ve found gravity-defying Mini parking before!
You may also remember that early last year there was a lot of press about a possible flying car found in Google Earth, with much debate on whether or not it was just a visual illusion involving a black car parked next to a white one.
So it’s with much excitement that I present a car which nobody can doubt is capable of flight – it’s got giant golden wings!
The “Golden Bird” as it’s known is a winged Ford Fiesta which is, much to my disappointment, a static sculpture marking the entrance to Cologne city museum1. So I guess we’ve still not found a conclusive flying car.
Of course any car that’s thinking about taking to the sky should beware: outside this Volkswagen garage in Nuremberg they’ve actually impaled this poor car as a warning to others who might try to escape! Maybe this explains why flying cars are so hard to find?