The flying car has intrigued people for almost a century and now, the advancements in technology has finally made it possible to implement the vision of the flying vehicle. Many technology giants and companies have already tested their prototypes, while some, like AeroMobil, have even begun pre-sales of their vehicles. AeroMobil 4.0, that was on display at the International Paris Air Show, at Le Bourget Airport, is available for pre-order now with the estimated price tag of about about $1.4 million to $1.8 million.
The AeroMobil 4.0 has been inspired by a desire to give customers true freedom of movement in a vehicle that is both extraordinary and exciting, while also being efficient. The exterior of the flying car is highly aerodynamic utilizing the latest carbon composite construction to make the flying car lighter and stronger. The wings are similarly constructed using advanced pre-preg composites to ensure confident handling and high maneuverability while the suspension geometry adapts to the varying conditions of road and air travel to allow for normal and extreme use.
The vehicle’s cockpit is designed to surround the pilot and co-pilot in a high strength monocoque structure that is capable of absorbing and distributing crash and impact energy while maintaining interior integrity. It also incorporates the very latest in vehicle recovery ballistic parachute technology, designed to bring an airborne vehicle back to ground safely should the pilot choose to deploy it. While travelling on the road the occupant restraint system uses pyrotechnic seatbelt technology in conjunction with dual-stage airbags.
The AeroMobil 4.0 has a custom 2.0 l turbo charged 4-cylinder boxer internal combustion engine with a FADEC (fully autonomous digital electronic control) digital control unit. On the road the AeroMobil is powered by a dedicated electric front wheel drive system incorporating electronic differential and an adaptive transmission delivering both road-going functionality and direct drive during flight. During flight mode operation, AeroMobil has an available power of 224 kW (~ 300 hp), delivered to the propeller through a bespoke transmission.