The flying car is an idea that has been around for years now, one of the earliest showcases of this ridiculous proposal would be in ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ with Professor Potts famous car of the same name. A bit further down the line there was Bond villain Francisco Scaramanga’s flying AMC Matador in ‘The Man With The Golden Gun’ and then slightly more recently the Delorean from ‘Back To The Future’, after that there was pretty much every single vehicle in ‘Fifth Element’ and for our younger readers the Ford Anglia from ‘Harry Potter’.
After years of cool different ideas of what the flying car will look like it has finally arrived, and it looks like this…
This is what we have been waiting for, the flying car is finally here and is expected to be ready for use in 2017! It was made by a small Czech company called AeroMobile who claims to want to be the Google of airborne innovation. As a road car, it is fairly unimpressive with the top speed said to be a measly 99mph, but that’s not why you buy something like this is it? Within seconds the wings are deployed and you have yourself a flying car that can do 125mph in the air, which doesn’t sound like much but it’s still faster than any Ferrari could legally go on a road.
Much like a Ferrari this is not going to be a vehicle for the masses, with prices for this brilliant contraption set to be around the $200,000 mark I doubt you or I would be getting one soon. If however you do happen to have a spare $200,000 then you are a lucky individual. The beauty of this is that you don’t need a runway installed into your drive to make it take off, a mere couple hundred feet of grass and you’re off, I’m sure that’s not too much to ask of your average millionaire. There’s also the matter of fact that you can just fill it up with regular fuel you would put in any other car; the convenience of this thing is what impresses me the most.
While there are a lot of plus points there are obviously still going to be some drawbacks such as it only has two seats, there isn’t a luggage compartment or boot, it’s 20 feet long and it is an absolute eyesore. We shouldn’t hold these things against them though, remember this is still the first flying car ever made for consumers and I think they’ve made a great start.
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