Not even the Transformers creators thought of that. Instead, the Slovaks thought and managed to create a vehicle that, from a relatively ordinary car, turns into a plane in just a few minutes.
O car that can turn into a plane in less than three minutes he flew over 450 meters in the air over Slovakia, as part of a test flight, and his video goes around the internet.
Is it a car? Is it a plane?
The vehicle, aptly named Air Car, is what could be considered a state-of-the-art flying car – although the segment is still new – and the concept was developed by the Slovak company KleinVision.
The video showing the test flight shows the vehicle turning into an airplane on a runway and then taking off for the test flight.
According to the developers, the executioner’s car was used at the same time as a commercial taxi service.
“The fifth generation of flying machine designed by Professor Stefan Klein has completed two 450-meter AGL flights at Piestany Airport in Slovakia. The model safely made two complete airport tours, including two takeoffs and landings “, it is shown in an official communiqué.
The statement said the two-seater model weighs 1,100 kg and can carry an additional load of 200 kg per flight.
“Powered by a BMW 1.6l engine, the aircraft has an effective power of 140 hp. The estimated travel autonomy of the AirCar vehicle is 1,000 km and the flight consumption is 18 l / h ”, the communiqué reads.
According to the official KleinVision website, the prototype of the AirCar flying car was presented to the general public in November 2019 at China International Import (CIIE) in Shanghai.
Klein Vision is not the only manufacturer of such cars, competitors in the market starting to appear with other brands such as AeroMobil, in the airspace. Alternatively, you can always opt for flying cars with vertical take-off or runway take-off.