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Is it a plane or a car? Actually both!

Last updated on: September 27, 2016 17:07 IST

It can travel the distance between Bengaluru and Delhi in about five-and-a-half hours

About 82 years ago, Henry Ford had said, 'a combination airplane and motorcar is coming'.  A Slovakian company is finally giving it a shape.

With a 6-metre long and 2.4-metre wide body, AeroMobil's flying car is likely to be launched by 2018.

AeroMobil is a flying car that perfectly makes use of existing infrastructure created for automobiles and planes.

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, this two-seater flying car, 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.

On road, the car can hit top speed of 160 km per hour and fly at 320 km per hour.

According to a report in The Economic Times, it can travel the distance between Bengaluru and Delhi in about five-and-a-half hours!

The latest prototype, AeroMobil 3.0, is predominantly built from advanced composite material.

Photograph, courtesy: AeroMobil

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