DeLorean Entering The Future With A Flying Car

The name DeLorean is almost exclusively associated with Back to the Future but now, the company is racing towards the future with its aim of creating a flying car.

Paul DeLorean is the nephew of John DeLorean and in 2012, founded DeLorean Aerospace with the intent of developing a flying car. At the time, such an idea seemed crazy but now, in 2017, the ‘flying car’ industry has the potential to be seriously big business.

The likes of Uber, Toyota, Airbus, Geely and a number of start-ups have already thrown their support behind flying cars and Wired reports that DeLorean Aerospace has finished designing its DR-7 aircraft and built two scale models.

The DR-7 consists of two prominent wings just behind the pilot and passenger as well as a pair of smaller wings right at the front. Power is then provided by two large fans which can swivel to allow the DR-7 to take off and land vertically while also providing forward flight.

DeLorean wants its finished aircraft to be fully electric and capable of travelling 120 miles on a single charge. But before then, Paul DeLorean says tests will be conducted with a full-scale, radio-controlled DR-7 in approximately 12 months.

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  • Astonman

    where’s the wheels?

  • PLEASE STOP CALLING THESE THINGS FLYING CARS.

    • Benjamin B.

      It’s a “personal aircraft” there you’re happy now?

      • THAT MAKES MORE SENSE.

    • Auf Wiedersehen

      Exactly…by the logic that it’s a flying car, we technically already have flying cars.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Where it’s going, it won’t need roads.

  • john1168

    As long as there’s wings on this or any similar concept, it will NEVER truly be a “flying car”. This is more an actual airplane. Wings and roadways won’t mix well. Dents, dings, excessive dirt, snow and ice….wings don’t like that stuff too much. Also, 120 mile range all electric? How much is this going to weigh with all the batteries???

  • CarCzarDesigner

    This looks more like an experimental aircraft, something that is going to featured in the next Star Wars sequel, than a Flying Car.

    • john1168

      X wing anyone???

  • Benjamin B.

    Where’s my time machine

  • Marty

    As long as we don’t have infinite energy, personal aircraft are not really feasible. Pushing objects on wheels along a road is just way too efficient compared to lifting objects off the ground. Gravity is an a-hole.

  • Infinite1

    Nice plane

  • ChrisInIL

    Delorean Aerospace doesn’t even call it a “flying car”. It looks like Wired might have broken this story, and those nimrods called it a flying car. Now everyone is doing it.

    As annoying as it is to have to continually point this out, it’s necessary. How else will these websites learn that their readers aren’t stupid? Will they care?

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    And the jokes will begin to write themselves….

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    I would like to unveil to you all, the World Premiere of my Concept, a floating Sports Car. The floating sports car market will be huge very soon!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c2957a23ae7dfe6aaa7351b8de03084d0789161c1bba8e2190a145bc40bd1024.jpg

  • Bob White

    The flying cocaine smuggling machine… to continue the family tradition. Lol

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