Prototype flying car travels between Slovakian cities
A Slovakian company took its prototype flying car for a test flight between two cities, spending a total 35 minutes in the air.
Klein Vision announced its AirCar Prototype 1 spent 35 minutes flying between the cities of Nita and Bratislava on Monday, marking the first successful intercity flight for the company.
The company said the AirCar reached a maximum cruising speed of 118 mph and the trip was about half as long as a typical drive between the two cities.
“AirCar is no longer just a proof of concept,” Klein Vision co-founder Anton Zajac said in a news release. “It has turned science fiction into a reality.”
The AirCar, which contains a 160 horsepower BMW engine, is designed to convert into a sports car in a button-operated process that takes about 3 minutes to complete.
The company said it is now working on the AirCar Prototype 2, which will feature a 300 horsepower engine and is expected to cruise at up to 186 mph with a range of 621 miles.