But will it ever fly to the production line?
AeroMobil is one of the small manufacturers betting big on the flying car. In recent years, this Slovakian firm has presented several unique concepts, but so far, the company has yet to cross over into the commercialization stage. But that could change very soon – AeroMobil promises to present a new flying car concept at the Top Marques show in Monaco, beginning on April 20, 2017.
For now, information about this newsworthy piece of science fiction is still scarce. AeroMobil simply promises "hundreds of improvements" over the 3.0 concept that was unveiled in 2014, both in terms of design and engineering. The two images attached to the press release confirm that the new vehicle will share a number of similarities with the concept before it, but come with an updated design.
No technical information has been released yet. Therefore, it's necessary to examine the characteristics of the earlier concept in order to imagine what the Slovakian firm proposes with its new model. Capable of carrying two people, the 2014 3.0 prototype was equipped with a Rotax 912 four-cylinder air-cooled engine good for 100 horsepower and a top speed of 200 kilometers per hour in the air, and160 kmh on the road.
Fuel consumption was as much as high as 8.0 liters/100 kilometres on the road, and 15 L/100 km in the air. Total range was estimated at 875 km on the road, and 700 kilometers in the air. The company estimates that deliveries could begin as early as next year... pending no major setbacks.
You can rediscover the prowess of this funny looking vehicle in the video below.