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A First Look at the AeroMobil 3.0 Flying Car

That continually elusive vision of the future of flying cars has just taken one step closer to

That continually elusive vision of the future of flying cars has just taken one step closer to becoming a reality thanks to Slovakian firm AeroMobil. Although not quite the hovercar you may have imagined, this latest slick-looking model 3.0 incorporates fold-away wings into its body, with the front wheels mounted under the two-seater cockpit and the rear wheels on the end of either tail wing. Having debuted at the Pioneers Festival in Vienna, the hybrid vehicle features a powerful Rotax 912 engine and an advanced composite body, and has a top speed of over 100 mph as a car and 124 mph as a plane. Additionally, it boasts a range of 540 miles with 8-liter fuel consumption for every 100 km as a car, and a range of 430 miles consuming 15 liters of fuel per hour as a plane. While the AeroMobil flying car will not be commercially available for quite a while and looks like it still has some issues to be solved, in the meanwhile you can enjoy the flight test video above and follow its developmental progress here.

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