This Is The Best Flying Car We've Seen So Far

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This looks seriously legit - watch it in action.

While major manufacturers such as Volvo, BMW, and Tesla are hard at work building advanced electric vehicles, others are already focused on taking to the skies. We've been keeping track of developments in the flying car industry, and it's pleasing to see some major manufacturers taking a keen interest.

Brands such as Hyundai, who is better known for building family-friendly cars such as the Tucson SUV, have been committed to building a flying car for a while now, and even Volkswagen has thrown its weight behind the idea. Unfortunately, progress has been slow, but a new contender from Klein Vision might have what it takes to reignite the race to the skies.

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KleinVision/YouTube
KleinVision/YouTube
KleinVision/YouTube

Details on this 80s anime-looking flying machine are scant, but the fact that it just completed a 35-minute flight from an airport in Nitra, Slovakia, to the neighboring city of Bratislava should tell you that it's the real deal. This road-to-air transformer features a bubble dome roof which makes it look more like a submersible than an aircraft, and its fold-out wings are straight out of a Power Rangers episode. This flying car also features a twin-boom tail and a fixed propeller behind the cockpit. We suspect that this engine comes out of a BMW motorcycle, but again, there's little to go on.

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The trip from the Nitra airport to Bratislava takes approximately an hour and ten minutes by car, or an hour and a half if you want to avoid those annoying toll roads. The Klein Vision AirCar took only 35 minutes to complete the same journey. Once landed, the AirCar simply folds up its wings, tucks its tail, and heads for the highway. It must be said that the red tape around airports might negate the time-saving benefits of actually flying instead of driving. Either way, this is pretty cool and we're impressed by the bravery of the pilot.

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KleinVision/YouTube
KleinVision/YouTube

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