While the age of the flying car is not yet here, it seems like we’re getting closer to a future where we can take to the skies for our holidays. Italian designer Pierpaolo Lazzarini’s studio, known for creating luxurious and original vehicles, has unveiled a new concept, the Aircar, which promises to be the perfect way for wealthy families to travel.
Jet Engines and High Fuel Consumption
The Aircar is a vertical takeoff and landing vehicle (VTOL) that will be powered by four jet engines, developed by Rolls-Royce, rather than being electrically powered like most VTOLs. While this makes it less environmentally friendly due to its high fuel consumption, it offers excellent efficiency, and the range is said to be well beyond that of existing electric VTOLs.
According to Autoevolution, the Aircar can cover distances of up to 1,200 kilometres in a single run and has a maximum speed of 750 km/h, which is impressive for a flying car. For comparison, the Alauda Aeronautics Airspeeder Mk4, the fastest of its kind, is expected to reach 360 km/h in 30 seconds, while airline planes typically fly at cruising speeds of around 900 km/h.
Room for Three Passengers and Small Luggage
The Aircar is designed to be a family air car with enough room for three passengers in addition to the driver/pilot and small luggage. While it’s not an air taxi, it’s possible that it could be used for such services if air travel becomes commonplace in cities and infrastructure develops to support it.
Luxury in Design and Originality
Lazzarini Studio is known for its luxurious and original vehicle designs, and the Aircar is no exception. While the exact design and estimated price are not yet known, the Aircar promises to be the luxury level within its class. If it does come to market, it will likely be reserved for the wealthy who can afford to park flying cars in their garages.
While the Aircar concept is still far from being realized, it’s exciting to think about the future possibilities for air travel. However, it’s important to keep in mind the potential negative impact on the environment due to high fuel consumption. As such, it’s important for manufacturers to consider developing environmentally friendly options. If you’re someone who dreams of flying in a luxurious vehicle in the future, it’s best to start saving up now, as the cost is likely to be high. In the meantime, we can continue to look forward to new and exciting developments in the world of transportation.