Flying Cars

The Parajet Sky Car. Quite remarkable- it's like a dune buggy with a parachute and a massive fan on the back. The makers are setting out on an expedition from France to Timbuktoo (it was going to be London but they couldn't get the aviation permits). The facts:

Fly Mode:

A take-off speed of 60 kmph
A top speed of 110 kmph
A range of 300 km.
A cruising altitude of 2000 – 3000 ft
A maximum altitude of 15,000 ft.

Road Mode:

Independent 4 wheel suspension
Rear wheel drive
Acceleration from 0-100 kmph in 4.5 seconds
A top speed of 180 kmph
A range of 400 km.

Conversion from “road mode” to “fly mode” and visa-versa will take just three minutes, and it can take off from an airstrip of under 200 metres. Sweet.

But, but, but I want one.

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