Watch Slovakian flying car Aeromobil 2.5 on its first flight [video]

One thing that the automotive industry still has not quite figured out is how to build a flying car.

Terrafugia Transition is best known, but the project has been delayed for years and the future is not clear.

Meet Aeromobil 2.5 from Slovakia – a much better looking vehicle, which made its first test flight very recently.

One would assume it is a new project, but according to co-founder and chief designer Štefan Klein the development started back in 1990 and it looked much different than the 2.5 (third-generation Aeromobil).

The Aeromobil 2.5 features a steel frame with a carbon-fibre body, rear mounted propeller powered by a Rotax 912 engine, collapsible wings that are swept back when driving on the road and unfolded back for flying.

Weighing 450kg, the Aeromobil 2.5 has a top speed of more than 124mph on air and less than 100mph on the road. Flying range is reportedly 430 miles and on the road 310 miles.

Pictured below in the gallery next to the 2.5 model are also renderings of a more futuristic Aeromobil 3.0.


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