• Oct 25, 2013
A company in Bratislava, Slovakia is developing a flying car prototype which seems to have achieved the ultimate dream; a functional road car which can easily transition to a plane.

A company in Bratislava, Slovakia is developing a flying car prototype which seeks to achieve the shared dream of futurists the world over: a functional road car which can easily transition to a plane.

Aeromobil released flight test footage of the Aeromobil 2.5, a two-seater with a 100 horsepower Rotax 912 engine. That may not sound powerful, but it is enough to get the tires off the ground and power the rear-mounted propeller in airplane mode.

According to Digital Trends the Aeromobil 2.5 can reach a top speed of 124 miles per hour in the air, with a reported range of about 430 miles. The steel frame with carbon fiber body keeps the car at a slim 992 pounds.

The idea of retractable folding wings on a car is also being pioneered by Terrafugia, a company based in Woburn, Mass. Development of their high-flying Terrafugia Transition is a few years ahead of the Aeromobil 2.5, which is not yet ready for production.

[Source: Aeromobil via Digital Trends]

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    • 1 Second Ago
      sdf dsf
      • 4 Days Ago
      The Terrafugia Is the better of these two.
      • 4 Days Ago
      I want one of these cars Get it into production
      • 4 Days Ago
      More of a fold-up plane than an aerocar
      • 4 Days Ago
      Showing an ad where the doors are flying off of cars left & right might not be the right fit for this story. Suddenly I'm thinking about my car's wings falling off in mid-flight. The Aeromobil design is exponentially more attractive than the Terrafugia. I'll wait for the crash test safety ratings to come out on these before buying one.
      • 4 Days Ago
      now who investigates plane crashes?...the FAA? OK kids, now is the time to plan a career with the FAA. there will be PLENTY of work for you for the forseeable future. nothing like your average idiot with a car that can fly. NOW, more than ever, we'll have to worry about some dumbass crashing through our bedroom ceilings in the middle of the night. yay.
      • 4 Days Ago
      nose heavy...i can see people porpoising this vehicle into the ground.
      • 4 Days Ago
      I've been saying for years that the govt has this capability... just doesn't trust the public with that knowledge. And honestly, it would be years before the general public could be trained; for those that could afford such a luxury, that is. If they can make giant planes lift off like a helicopter, they can do it with cars. My dad got his degree in auto mechanics, which led to a job in aerospace engineering. He was instrumental on testing and approving the stealth. I get my cynicism from him ;)
      • 4 Days Ago
      wow diff new fly car cool
      • 4 Days Ago
      I take it that if the engine dies while in the air you cant auto rotate or glide down.........you just drop like a rock with no control under a parachute then fall over a cliff and drop to your death. not very bright for aeronautical engineers.....aviation. no wonder they had to ask for exceptions from nhtsa/faa and it still costs more than most two-four seaters.
      • 4 Days Ago
      If these people show this video to propective buyers. It will be a definite flop. What needs to be done is get an experience pilot. This guy was all over the place. It looked like a struggle for him. I think I'll stay on the ground!!!!!!
      • 4 Days Ago
      • 4 Days Ago
      Looks very unstable.
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