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The World's First Bio-Fueled Flying Car!

By Barbara Gnos, January 14, 2009

Skycar

Today marks the launch of the Skycar Expedition.  The Skycar is, for the most part, a high-tech, flying dune buggy.  The 42 day, 3,600 mile Expedition starts in London and ends in the middle of the Sahara Desert, Timbuktu.

There's an entire ground crew following the Skycar to keep it in tip-top shape.  I wonder what kind of repairs and maintenance this fancy dune buggy will need along the way -- there probably won't be any issues with the air conditioner or power windows.

The Skycar is pretty impressive.  On the ground, it can reach 100 kmph in just 4.5 sec with a top speed of 180 kmph.  Once airborne, it can travel as fast as 110 kmph at 2-3,000 feet (apparently the Skycar's maximum altitude is 15,000 feet).

The Expedition is being filmed so we can all enjoy learning more once the TV documentary is released.   You can read more about the Skycar Expedition here.

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