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This flying car completed its first intercity flight | Digital Trends Spanish

Flying cars are getting closer to being a reality. Proof of this is that the prototype of the Slovak company Klein vision it completed its first flight between two cities in a span of 35 minutes.

This prototype, on the outside, really looks like a sports car with four wheels, wings and a very prominent rear spoiler. In addition, unlike other air taxis that take off vertically, this one does it like a traditional airplane and inside, the steering wheel is very similar to that of a racing vehicle.

The flight took place between the airports of Nitra and Bratislavia in Slovakia and the journey went smoothly, as seen in the video above.

Now, the most interesting thing is that, once the landing was completed, the vehicle was transformed into a sports car similar to those that already exist; the wings were stowed to the side of the frame and the rear wing contracted toward the center. In this form, the car moved through the streets of Bratislavia driven by the founder of the company, Stefan Klein.

The vehicle traveled at an altitude of 8,200 feet (2,500 meters) and a maximum speed of 190 km / h (118 mph). These are perhaps not very impressive numbers for a typical airplane, but Klein Vision hopes that the next prototype can double both its maximum speed and its flight range and thus travel up to 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) in a single trip.

This is not the first time that the Klein Vision car has made a successful flight. The company says this was the 142nd consecutive landing and that the full flight was a key moment before moving on to development of the second version of the flying car prototype.

Everything seems to indicate that Klein Vision is the company that is closest to achieving the dream of a flying car that does not look like a drone or a helicopter.

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