Flying car completes first intercity test flight

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Flying car completes first intercity test flight. Flying car is a term that’s thrown around a lot lately, but often applied to quadrocopters that aren’t designed to be driven on the road.

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There are a few legitimate “roadable aircraft” out there, however, and one prototype has just completed its first intercity test flight.

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The Klein Vision AirCar is a Slovakian-designed two-passenger vehicle with four wheels, a pusher propeller, switchblade-style retractable wings and a telescoping tail that transforms into a road legal package on the ground in just three minutes.

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The AirCar is currently equipped with a 160 hp BMW engine and has a top air speed of 118 mph, but will be upgraded to a 300 hp engine that will be capable of reaching 186 mph. It flew at a cruising altitude of 8,200 feet during the recent test.

“This flight starts a new era of dual transportation vehicles. It opens a new category of transportation and returns the freedom originally attributed to cars back to the individual.” Professor Stefan Klein after exiting the AirCar cockpit in Bratislava.

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The pricing for the customer version has not been announced, but the prototype cost a reported $2.3 million to develop.

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