Mercier-Jones to Deliver “World’s First Supercraft”

By Paul Joseph

Chicago based hovercraft manufacturer Mercier-Jones has created what it is billed as the world’s first ever supercraft, capable of travelling on land and water.

Inspired by supercars such as the Bugatti Veyron, the new supercraft contains a hybrid-electric powertrain with a liquid-cooled 60hp two-rotor engine and twin electric motors, delivering a combined 102hp, enabling an estimated top speed of 80mph.

The hand-built luxury vehicle is constructed using carbon fibre and features a range of state-of-the-art functions including GPS, an Android-powered cockpit display, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, a 4-speaker sound system with an optional subwoofer, F1-style seats, wood trim and refrigerated personal drink wells.

In terms of design aesthetics, the innovative supercraft boasts a low profile body, aggressive front end, powerful side thrust port, side decks and an open cockpit.

Ten collectors' editions will go on sale in May and a further 50 available by October 2014, each priced at $75,000.

Mercier-Jones was founded in Chicago in 2013.

By Paul Joseph