Flying car DeLorean DR-7 will have a range of up to 200 km
The automobile company DeLorean Motor Company (DMC) was founded by John Delorean in 1975. DMC became famous thanks to the only model released – a DeLorean DMC-12 sports car with a stainless steel body and gullwing doors, which everyone remembers in the film trilogy “Back to the Future”. In 1982 the company was declared bankrupt. As it became known, the son of John Delorean at the moment is designing a two-seater flying car DeLorean DR-7 with the possibility of vertical take-off and landing.
“We are creating a full-sized manned prototype that will carry two passengers and is intended for personal and commercial use.Fully electric, with a flight range of about 193 kilometers,” de Lorean explained.
It’s compact and lightweight, easy to maneuver by a pair of 360-degree thrust-vectoring electric ducted fan units. This aircraft features patented the company architecture’s propulsion system, it creates unique performance advantages that also enables an inherently stable platform. The carbon composite body is one monocoque structure, just like an F1 racer, it’ll accommodate two passengers in a fighter-jet style tandem seating arrangement.
DeLorean DR-7 will use electric motors, and the range should be about 200 km, while this flying car should rise higher than similar developments, although the exact altitude is not indicated.
It measures 19.5 ft (6 m) long and has a wingspan of 18.5 ft (5.6 m), but the wings fold to give the vehicle a width of 7.5 ft (2.3 m), allowing it to fit in a home garage or parking space.
Working prototype should be ready by the end of next year, after which its tests will begin.
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