Pre-prototype of flying car AeroMobil 2.5

Yes, you read that correctly. Aeromobile are testing a a pre-prototype of a flying car. The Slovakian engineers successfully finished road and flight tests as well as first wings stress tests. The results of these tests will lead to development of the next stage of the AeroMobil 3.0, which the team announced to be ready in 2014.

Prototype flying car
Aeromobile flying car prototype
AeroMobil 2.5 was first introduced at the SAE 2013 AeroTech Congress & Exhibition in Montreal. The vehicle has the ambition of becoming a means of transport that combines the best of both car and plane. However, the focus of the AeroMobil is not only on functionality but also design, because engineers and developers want that the vehicle does well and be smooth both in the air and on the road.

So it looks as though every little boy’s wet dream is nearing completion. But just remember that the idea is not that drivers start flying over traffic when on motorways! In fact, I wonder how the rules of the road will deal with a car with wings.