The dream of having a car capable of comfortable day-to-day driving and winged sky soaring has been part of the American psyche for generations.
Until recently, this ambitious goal has been out of reach. Soon, though, the wealthiest among us will be able to achieve this lofty goal, as SkyRunner is set to unveil its flying car, capable of all-terrain driving and actual flight.
SkyRunner designed the car to appeal to rescue teams and recreational enthusiasts alike with its reflex paraglide wing technology that allows it to transform from car to aircraft in three minutes.
Stewart Hamel, SkyRunner CEO, says, “Open fields, grass strips and secluded beaches will be the runways of choice.” Don’t get too excited, though, backyard flyboys; SkyRunner owners who wish to take flight will need to first procure a flying license that requires 12 hours of flight with a Certified Flight Instructor.
Once in the air, the SkyRunner will top out at 55 mph. On the ground, however, it’ll be able to go 0-60 in 4.3 seconds and onto 115 mph thanks to its 125 horsepower 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder gasoline engine sourced from Ford.
SkyRunner is debuting the all-terrain flyer at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which starts today and runs through November 4th. SkyRunner won’t have any to sell but is accepting pre-orders, which start at a whopping $119,000.
But no other dune buggy – for this price or otherwise – will get airborne for more than a few seconds. Considering its capability, then, the SkyRunner is a steal.