The Slovakian-built experimental vehicle AirCar has obtained the necessary certification to fly. The amphibious vehicle, powered by a petrol-powered BMW engine, can reach speeds of up to 160 kilometres per hour and a flight altitude of over 2,500 metres, reports the BBC. Before take-off, the vehicle switches to flight mode, which lasts 2 minutes 15 seconds.
What makes the 142nd landing of Klein Vision’s futuristic transport vehicle so special is that the AirCar was the first to complete an inter-city journey. Starting from a grass runway near Nitra this week, Klein’s Vision AirCar car/airplane hybrid arrived in Bratislava in 35 minutes.
Slovakia’s Klein Vision has been working for two years on a prototype flying car called the AirCar, and the company’s work appears to be coming to fruition.