A Proper Flying Car Might be Just Around the Corner

By Tom Pritchard on at

The flying car is something humankind has dreamed about since we started work on the earliest cars. Many attempts have been made throughout to create a practical working prototype, but none have been met with any major success. That might be about to change, though.

The organisers of the Vienna Pioneer's Festival have announced that the expo would see the first public unveiling of "the world's most advanced flying car". It's called the 'Flying Roadster' and it's made by Slovakian company AeroMobil.

The Flying Roadster itself is described as more of a 'flying sports car' than something you'd use to ferry the family around it. It weighs 450kg, has a pair of carbon-fibre wings that fold behind the 'cabin', and has a top flight speed of 124mph. That's just shy of 108 knots for those of you who understand that sort of thing.

Ok, so it's not quite the flying DeLorean from Back to the Future 2 since you'll probably need to head to an airfield to take off. But who knows, maybe someday you'll be able to make a short trip from London to Birmingham in the sky rather than having to brave the depths of the M6 during rush hour. [The Guardian]

Featured image: AeroMobil 3.0 via AeroMobil.com