The future is here: Insanely cool flying car 'very close' to production

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Nov 3, 2014, 10:02 AM EST

We’ve been waiting for decades for a real-life flying car, and though we’re not quite to the point of a Blade Runner or Fifth Element-type future, this latest model is still pretty darn cool.

Dubbed the AeroMobil 3.0, the new flying-car hybrid can take off from just about anywhere, while folding up to fit into any typical parking spot. It fits two people, and has been in final-phase flight testing for about a month. Also, it looks extremely awesome. Seriously, just look at that thing.

Here’s an excerpt from the project’s official description:

AeroMobil is a flying car that perfectly makes use of existing infrastructure created for automobiles and planes, and opens doors to real door-to-door travel. As a car it fits into any standard parking space, uses regular gasoline, and can be used in road traffic just like any other car. As a plane it can use any airport in the world, but can also take off and land using any grass strip or paved surface just a few hundred meters long …

The AeroMobil 3.0 prototype is very close to the final product. It is predominantly built from the same materials as the final product, such as advanced composite materials for the body shell, wings, and wheels. It also contains all the main features that will be incorporated into the final product, such as avionics equipment, autopilot and an advanced parachute deployment system.

Check out a concept video of the flying car below:

(Via Sploid)