AeroMobil flying cars to take off by 2017

Check out the stunning AeroMobil 3.0 here:

The notion of driving freely in mid air has been frequently fantasised by the media – from the flying taxi in The Fifth Element (1999) to the flying Porsche in Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. comic series.

Such a futuristic concept is not an easy one to realise and has remained ‘exciting’ at best for a long time. But that dream may come true sooner than you think, thanks to AeroMobil.

Founded by Juraj Vaculik and Stefan Klein, the Slovakia-based company has been designing a flying car for the past five years.

At the SXSW 2015 held in Austin, Texas, AeroMobil has finally revealed the fully glory of its superior design, featuring a beautiful body shell and leather interior.

The company describes the AeroMobil 3.0: “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 metres long.”

Though it is only a prototype for now, they aim to have a fully functional version by 2017.

Classed as a light sport aircraft, the AeroMobil 3.0 will mainly be aimed at the richer side of society – those who can really invest in the car and its makers.

An everyman version is also under way. Reportedly, it will be a hybrid, four seater and fully autonomous. Not only can it reduce fuel consumption, flying a car can also avoid road traffic.

This will also open up all sorts of avenues for car manufacturers to create many exciting and original variations.​