We've been pinning for the arrival of flying cars ever since we watched cartoons like The Jetsons and movies like Back To The Future, so riding one ranks way up there with "make kwento with Stephen Hawking" in every geek's bucket list.
Well, whoop-de-effin'-do, flying cars are now here!
Three days ago, a Scandinavian company called AeroMobil unveiled a fully-working flying car prototype. Called the AeroMobil 3.0, it has wheels like everyday vehicles and retractable wings that enable it to freakin' fly! It's also roughly the size of a minivan and has a carbon-fiber frame for added toughness.
Here's the glorious mother:
But before you check your life savings if you've got enough cash for it, know this: There's still no official word on pricing and availability for this flying car. As we've said, it's still in the prototype stage so we'll have to play the waiting game a bit more.
Also, there's bound to be a ton of paperwork and preparations to be done before we see this one on the mean streets of EDSA. “The technology is there, so the biggest challenge has always been meeting the standards of regulators," says Juraj Vaculík, co-founder and CEO of AeroMobil. "Nothing is in place to deal with something like a flying car, but we are feeling pretty good about the possibilities."
We hear you sir, but whatever. We're just glad it exists.
We know what you're thinking: "O-M-G, it would be awesome to see it fly in the flesh!" We can't bring the AeroMobil 3.0 to your house so we did the next best thing: Show it in action through the power of GIFs!
A glimpse of our airborne future is below!
The AeroMobil 3.0 might still be just in testing phase, but it sure looks damn good.
Take a gander at its dashboard, which has all the dials, monitors, and buttons to keep your fingers busy for all eternity.
But this is really what made our jaws crash to the ground:
Optimus Prime will be so proud!
And here's the propeller and the right wing saying "We're ready for take-off, bro!"
The AeroMobil 3.0 rolls out of its hangar, ready to make geeks drool.
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