Paul DeLorean is the nephew of the John DeLorean, the creator of the eponymous sports car made famous by Back to the Future.
It Seems That The Next DeLorean Car Will Fly!
The DeLorean DR-7 blends innovative technologies with bold styling to deliver an exhilarating flight experience … Designed for performance, the DR-7 is built like an F1 race car … for the sky! With its monocoque composite body, high-efficiency wing design, and tandem seating configuration, weight is kept to a minimum for unrivaled speed and maneuverability.
Here are the key specifications of the current DR-7 Prototype …
- a VTOL (vertical take off and landing) craft
- four wings
- a pair of winglets
- a front fan jet
- a rear fan jet
- 30 feet long
- 18.5 feet wide
- battery-powered craft with a impressive, purported range of 120 miles
DeLorean fully expects a working prototype by the end of 2018 with unmanned test-flights commencing shortly afterwards.
By the way, the claimed 120 mile range is down to the DR-7 cruising at higher altitudes than other flying car projects.
SOURCE: Delorean Aerospace