A flying car, designed by Slovak Stefan Klein, has completed a flight between two international airports.
The AirCar traveled 80 kilometers in just 35 minutes. After touching down in Slovakia’s capital, the vehicle transformed back into a car and drove around the city center. Klein, a professor of transportation design, said the flight has sparked “a new era of dual-transportation vehicles.”
He completed the prototype of AirCar that was first tested in October 2019. Klein Vision, the company behind the vehicle, states the prototype is equipped with a 160 brake horsepower BMW engine with a maximum cruising speed of 200 kilometers per hour.
The transformation into a plane, during which its spoiler extends and wings emerge from its body, takes less than three minutes. Once airborne, the vehicle has an estimated range of 1,000 kilometers.
Those seeking to take to the skies in the car will have to wait as the prototype must undergo more testing.