Fantasticar debut in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Thelong-awaited Fantasticar will make its debut in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
The vehicle, a staple of the Fantastic Four comic books, ranks right up there with the Batmobile and Ghost Rider’s flaming motorcycle as the wheels of choice among comic devotees.
In the movie, the Fantasticar is powered by a proton accelerator, can hover, fly at 500 mph and break into separate flying machines. And while the 4,000-pound model doesn’t move without the assistance of a crane or casters, it’s still an impressive piece of space-age polymer.
Tim Flattery, conceptual artist for the Fantastic Four sequel, worked 10 months designing and building the Fantasticar, which will enjoy a life after the movie in sequels and on the auto-show circuit.
"It was like Christmas morning when we first saw it," says Jessica Alba, who plays Sue Storm, aka Invisible Woman. "With all the dials and joysticks, we wanted to fly it. It’s the ultimate toy."