It’s the flying car that could revolutionise the way we travel. A pre-prototype of the Aeromobil has already successfully completed a series of take-offs and landings. Development of the latest itineration of the vehicle, model 3.0, is currently under way.
Its co-creator, designer Štefan Klein, hopes to have it ready for display at air shows next year and anticipates deliveries starting in 2016. Klein has devoted the past 25 years of his life to developing the Aeromobil — one of the most serious attempts at creating a mode of transport that can literally take you from door to door while combining road and air travel.
The Aeromobil can take off and land at any airport when serving as a light aircraft, but its collapsible wings mean it can then easily convert into a car which behaves like any other four-wheeled vehicle. It seats two people, the driver/pilot and one passenger, and can be filled up at any normal gasoline station. It features a Rotax 912 engine with a top speed of over 124mph in the air and over 100mph on the ground.
It needs to be travelling at 90mph to take off and has a range of 430 miles in the air and 540 miles on the ground. It weighs just 992lbs when empty, with a steel frame surrounded by carbon-coated bodywork.
Klein has a background in both engineering and design, hence why the Aeromobil also looks great. Check out the pictures below, all courtesy of Aeromobil.
The Aeromobil flying car undergoing testing
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