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‘Science fiction becomes reality’: Flying car completes inter-city test flight

A prototype flying car has moved a step closer to production after completing a 35-minute flight between two Slovakian cities.

AirCar is a hybrid vehicle that can transform from sports car to aircraft in under three minutes.

On Monday, it flew from an international airport in the city of Nitra to another in Bratislava, Slovakia’s capital. The vehicle’s inventor, Professor Stefan Klein, drove the vehicle off the runway and into town after it touched down.

He said the flight has sparked “a new era of dual transportation vehicles”.

The company behind AirCar, Klein Vision, said the invention is equipped with a 160hp BMW engine and has a maximum cruising speed of 190km/h (118mph).