Japanese engineers want to light the 2020 Tokyo Olympic cauldron with a flying car

The lighting of the cauldron is one of the most important and memorable moments of any Olympic Games, so the host city has to be very careful when deciding how it's going to be done.

Americans in particular vividly remember boxing legend Muhammad Ali lighting the cauldron in Atlanta in 1996, while the 2008 Beijing Olympics were started with a seemingly levitating athlete running around the top of the stadium.

But that will all look like an elementary school production of "Peter Pan" if the Tokyo organizers can pull off what they're reportedly planning.

According to SportsTechie, the 2020 Tokyo Olympic organizers are trying to figure out a way to light the cauldron by using a flying car.

Yeah, that's right -- A FLYING CAR.

Remember in the 80s, when everyone thought flying cars were going to be commonplace by the year 2000? Well, that time is finally here. Somebody call Doc Brown and Marty McFly and tell them to gun it to 88.

The reports say that the plan is to fly the world's smallest flying car around the track once before taking off to light the Olympic cauldron at New National stadium. The company behind the flying car, Cartivator, is currently conducting experiments in the mountains of Aichi Prefecture.

Here's a quick preview of what the car, called SkyDrive, could look like:

According to the Cartivator website, the company hopes to create a "world where anyone can fly in the sky anytime by 2050." Seriously, this is so cool.

If they can actually pull this off, the 2020 Tokyo opening ceremony will have to go down as the greatest ever.

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