Flying Car: California designers reveal matt black car powered by a jet engine


New Delhi: While the majority of designs for flying cars have looked a little clunky, a pair of Californain designers have revealed a ‘stealth’ car that even Batman would be proud of.

Called the GF7, the matt black vehicle has folding wings to transform it from jet to car.

When in the air, a 3500-lb thrust jet engine can fly to 12,000 m and reach speeds of 550mph.

The GF7 drives on electric motors while on the ground, then can extend wings and use a 3,500-lb thrust jet engine to fly to 38,000 ft (12,000 m) and speeds of 550 mph (885 km/h), Gizmag reported.

The principles behind the project are designer Greg Brown, and engineer Dave Fawcett, who are based in Napa, California. Fawcett, of Airboss Aerospace, has engineered many aircraft, including the Viper, the Maverick and Javelin jets.

The objective of the GF7 project is to create a four-passenger single-engine, reliable, and simple-to-operate flying car that can operate on both the freeways and the airways.

The original vehicle concept was a two-seat, bubble canopy, tandem design (one seat behind the other), but Brown says no one liked the concept except fighter pilots like himself.

The GF7 design has a basic folding wing, and is propelled on the ground by an all-electric 50 kWh battery pack that is recharged by the jet engine during flight.


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