Friday, July 24, 2009

Parajet SkyCar

British Parajet has presented the Skycar, a street legal vehicle equipped with a parawing and rear propellers. It can take off at 37 mph and fly for 200 miles at speeds up to 100 mph. The company is accepting pre-orders with first deliveries planned for late 2010.
The engine, derived from the Yamaha R1, allows for a 0-100 km/h sprint in 4.2 seconds and a range of 400 miles.
In "Flight Mode" the 1,000 cc engine powers the rear-facing propellers which in combination with the "ParaWing" allow the SkyCar to take off at just 37 mph and in less than 200 meters.
The vehicle can fly up to 2,500 meters (8,000 feet). The wing shape is controlled via the pedals located in the foot well.
The chassis has been designed to take hard “landings” whether from flying or driving off-road. Conversion from “road mode” to “fly mode” takes just three minutes.
Parajet is currently accepting pre-orders with a fully refundable deposit of £10,000.
The projected price is £50,000 with first deliveries expected for late 2010.
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