Top 5 coolest flying cars taking off in 2024
- Back to the Future predicted flying cars by 2015
- But as we head into 2024, they look set to finally become a reality
- From the Samson Sky Switchblade to the Doroni H1 – here are five hitting the skies over the next 12 months
Back to the Future predicted flying cars 2015 – and we missed that deadline.
Flying cars might have been a big part of science fiction, but as we head into 2024 that looks set to become science fact.
We break down five flying cars coming to, or nearing, the market this year.
Samson Sky Switchblade
The ‘flying car’ flew at an altitude of 500 feet (152 meters) and remained airborne for nearly six minutes.
The Switchblade, made of strong lightweight carbon fiber construction, was designed as a high-performance vehicle in both driving and flying modes.
Power comes from a three-cylinder turbocharged 1.0-liter engine producing 190 horsepower that runs on 91 octane unleaded auto gas rather than aviation fuel.
The Switchblade has a maximum driving speed of 201 km/h (125 mph), and an estimated maximum flight speed of 305 km/h (190 mph).
Parked safely in their home garage, owners will be able to drive their street-legal Switchblade to a nearby airport.
Once there, they transform the vehicle to flying mode in under three minutes and fly their registered aircraft to their destination up to 804 kilometers (500 miles) before refueling, cruising at 257 km/h (160 mph).
Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones, Author