What might have seemed like a dream a few years ago, now has the potential to become a reality. Remember all those times we’d crib about traffic, distance and time, and wish we could just make our car fly? With technological advancements, a commuter’s dream has come to life. Samson Sky’s Switchblade (the first ever designed flying car), which has been 14 years in the making, was recently determined safe for flight testing by the Federal Aviation Administration. And that means a flying car could be weeks away from going to market.
Offering a step into the future, the flying car features a special Skybrid™ flying car drive system that is Samson Sky’s exclusive hybrid drive and fly system. The innovative vehicle offers all the amenities of a luxury car, and when it lands, its wings fold into the sides of the car.
The Switchblade is a three-wheel, street-legal car which can turn into a flying vehicle in under 3 minutes. Sporting all-wheel disk brakes, an intuitive high-tech dash, and a climate-controlled cabin, the Switchblade is ready for whatever lies ahead. In flight mode, the Switchblade is comfortable and spacious with a high-performance design. The wings swing out and the tail extends in under 3 minutes, and the car can fly up to 200 mph and 13,000 feet. The wings and tail are protected wherever you go, so you can confidently use your Switchblade for everyday travel.
Currently, the car has three models, Switchblade ($170,000), Switchblade Special ($290,000) and Switchblade Limited ($770,000).
The basic version of the Switchblade flies up to 200 mph through the air as a superbly capable aircraft. It can through winding curves as a high-performance sports car giving you the best of an on-road and in-air experience.
Having all the features of the Switchblade, this special Switchblade allows you to make a few tweaks basic to your needs and the climate in which it will be used. The Special Editions with just that little bit of ‘extra’ to make the trip as comfortable as it is memorable.
The Limited Edition vehicle can be created for your special desires. Individually crafted for each client, the LE Switchblade offers many choices for elegant interior cloth or leather, carpeting, trims of aesthetic metals, woods, and even insets of precious gems or stone. Enhanced sound systems, heads-up displays, security devices and protection, and Smart Glass windows are some of the many options available.
The Switchblade can accommodate up to two people and can reach a maximum altitude of 16,000 feet, with a cruise speed of 160 mph.