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Have we finally arrived in the future? The time of flying cars, virtual reality universes and hoverboards are all here, but are they here to stay? This time next year, we’ll all be driving flying cars according to Top Gear’s latest article!
We might be blowing this out of proportion but Slovakia has formally been issued with an ‘official Certificate of Airworthiness’ by the Slovak Transport Authority for their newly developed AirCar. To be able to qualify for this achievement, the Air car had to complete 70 hours of flight testing as well as performing more than 200 takeoffs and landings, all of which were supposedly compatible with the European Aviation Safety Agency Standards.
The inventor of the AirCar Professor Stefan Klein has stated: “AirCar certification opens the door for mass production of very efficient flying cars. It is official and the final confirmation of our ability to change mid-distance travel forever.”
Some fun facts about this futuristic AirCar. The AirCar is powered by a 160bhp 1.6litre BMW engine, it can fly up to 8,200ft and cruises at 118mph. The creators of the AirCar are already in motion to develop the flying car further by introducing a more powerful engine that will allow it to cruise around 186mph and should be certified within the next 12 months! On landing the car’s wings and tail fold away automatically making it safe for road use too.