The car that made Rick Deckard's career - The Spinner Hover Car

Words: Scott Blackburn

Composed to: GBH - Midnight Madness and Beyond

 

A squad of LAPD Spinners above Los Angeles.

A squad of LAPD Spinners above Los Angeles.

In 2019...but actually 1982, one of the most famous flying vehicles ever to be designed will find its way to relative fame through a shady member of Earth's last population...next year. The machine that formed the design staple for almost every form of flying car since, the Spinner hover car. The brainchild of the Spinner company, the adaptable vehicle was more than just a road-going oddity, it was capable of flying with Vertical Take Off and Landing making it the ideal police vehicle in the late stages of Earth's population.

The Spinner makes moving around Los Angeles' crowded streets much easier....by not using them.

The Spinner makes moving around Los Angeles' crowded streets much easier....by not using them.

As is now common knowledge the Earth of 2019 was a barren and lonely planet, courtesy of the nuclear war a few decades before...probably started by some old, orange wanker in a suit three size too big for him. This largely empty planet was however the destination of choice for the infamous Nexus 6 replicants, looking to extend their four-year life-spans by murdering humans and assuming their identities. All this made for heavy work for the remnants of Earth's law enforcement, specifically the LAPD.

The Spinner showing off its VTOL capabilities.

The Spinner showing off its VTOL capabilities.

This was where the Spinner hover car came in, like a weirdly shaped, hovering superhero. The Spinner's VTOL capabilities and ability to drive on tarmac as well as fly made it perfect for law enforcement. The Spinner was instrumental in the law enforcement of 2019, it was through this that the machine found its way to relative fame. The same year the previously little known blade runner, Rick Deckard, found himself a frequent user.

That screen on the left looks awfully like the one a certain jedi used to fire a proton torpedo into the heart of the Death Star.

That screen on the left looks awfully like the one a certain jedi used to fire a proton torpedo into the heart of the Death Star.

On his way to hunting down an impressive number of Nexus 6s, Deckard made use of the Spinner hover car in the company of the LAPD. This brought the already capable machine to some degree of fame. With its unique design and capabilities (and the fact that it was pretty much the only flying vehicle available on the planet at this point) meant that the Spinner came to a recognisable degree of success and fame. That being said due to the high price tag the only people lucky enough to get the chance to use one are either law enforcement or just very wealthy. Not to be bitter but Spinner wouldn't even let us use one as a test vehicle for this article, bastards.