The 2017 Aeromobil 3.0 represents the future of transport. It is the first flying car scheduled to go on sale in 2017. Science fiction will become reality. In a near future, this airplane and motorcar hybrid will show us how it feels like to drive one vehicle on the streets and among the clouds.
2017 Aeromobil 3.0 Design
As you can notice from the photos posted on this page, the 2017 Aeromobil 3.0 flying car is characterized by a futuristic look. The prototype does resemble a small airplane with collapsible wings. It is quite long, its length is exactly 6 meters. In an automobile mode it is just 2,24 meters wide, but with spread wings its width is 8,32 m. The automaker used advanced composite materials for the vehicle’s body, such as carbon fiber and steel. It also features a sturdy suspension and wheels made of the same composite materials, which is needed for landing on any off-road terrain. You can drive it in the city and on the roads just like any regular car, and when needed, you transform it into an airplane in just a few seconds and take off using any 100-meters long paved surface.
Juraj Vaculik, CEO and Co-Founder of the Slovakian company AeroMobil said: “We are now scaling up quite fast, building the team, and the plan is that in 2017 we’ll be able to announce the first flying roadster. The point is not only to showcase that it is possible to marry together a plane and a car, but to really commercialize it.” There are only two seats inside, and to get in, you have to raise the front part of the car upwards. The 2017 Aeromobil 3.0 is equipped with all the avionics equipment and advanced technologies needed for flying. Of course, you will need a pilot’s license in order to take it to the skies.
Engine, Specs, Performance
The upcoming production model is expected to have a flight range of 435 miles (700 km) and driving range of 545 miles (875 km). Its Rotax 912 engine, delivering 100 horsepower (75 kW) will allow it to reach the speed of 81 mph (about 130 km/h) needed for take off, while its top speed during a flight will be about 124 miles per hour (almost 200 km/h). When on land, the 2017 Aeromobil 3.0 is able to reach the speed of more than 99 mph (160 km/h). During a flight, it consumes 15 liters per hour of fuel (it uses regular gasoline), but on land its fuel consumption is rated at only 8 l/100 km. Some of the safety features are its autopilot function and parachute deployment system. Of course, all these specifications can change for the commercially available model.
Aeromobil Release Date, Price
The Slovakian manufacturer has been testing the 2017 Aeromobil 3.0 flying car since October 2014, after its debut at Pioneers festival in Austria, but it won’t be available for sale until 2017. The exact price hasn’t been unveiled yet, but according to Vaculik, the vehicle will cost about several hundred thousand dollars. To learn more details, you can visit the official website.
For the end, check out the official video posted by the manufacturer on its official YouTube channel. You will enjoy, believe me.