Aeromobil flying sports car spreads its wings

By Olivia Solon
A flying sports car called Aeromobil is to be showcased at an event at the end of October

A new prototype of a flying sports car called Aeromobil is to be unveiled at an event at the end of October.

The first Aeromobil prototype was introduced in the early 1990s, but version 3.0 will be showcased at Pioneers Festival.

The previous version was a two-seater car-plane hybrid with a six-metre long body and collapsible carbon fibre wings that fold behind the cabin.

It fits into a regular parking space and the engine can be filled at a normal petrol station. You can drive it around like a regular car – hitting a top speed of 124mph – or extend the wings in order to take off as an aeroplane.

Details about the new version are under wraps, but from the picture we think it has a bit of a Batmobile vibe about it. Test flights will take place on 28 October, just before Pioneers Festival starts.

“A lot of effort went into our new creation that marks a whole new era in personal transportation,” says Juraj Vaculik, CEO of AeroMobil.

It’s not the only flying car out there – US company Terrafugia is also working on a ‘roadable aircraft’, but its launch is two years away.

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