The future never looked so antiquated.
Company’s Flying Car Prototype Takes Maiden Flight

Because some people refuse to let go of the 1950’s vision of the future, this is a video of Slovakia-based Klein Vision’s AirCar prototype taking to the skies on its maiden voyage. The vehicle, which transforms from car to plane in slow-motion Transformer style, features a 1.6-liter BMW engine cranking out a blistering 140 horses, and “will have a flying range of roughly 620 miles and be able to reach a top flying speed of 124 mph.” Some more info while I try to reach George Jetson on my sprocket phone for comment:

While those numbers are pretty impressive, the company seems especially proud of the fact that its flying car can actually drive. “With AirCar you will arrive at your destination without the hassle of getting a ride to [an] airport and passing through commercial security, you can drive your AirCar to the golf course, the office, the mall or your hotel and park it in a normal parking space,” co-founder Anton Zajac said in a statement.

Apparently the company plans for the AirCar to reach production in the next six months, and I can’t imagine anybody actually buying one. At least not anybody who doesn’t want to be the first fatality in an AirCar related accident. While this flying car might have certainly seemed cool in a 1970’s James Bond movie, the concept seems more of a joke now than anything else. *banging fist on desk* FOCUS YOUR EFFORTS ON JETPACKS.

Thanks to Dave L, who agrees if 2020 were really the future we’d be teleporting places by now.