AgustaWestland Project Zero
OK, so you're probably not quite ready to go buy your own personal aircraft. But if you were going to do your part to usher in the era of the flying car, the thing to have in your driveway is AugustaWestland's Project Zero.
It's a tiltrotor, which means it takes off like a helicopter then move forward as its propellers pivot into a vertical configuration. It's electric, which means no pesky stops at the airport for aviation fuel, though its manufacturer wouldn't say anything about its range. It matches a sleek white fuselage with no-fooling-around carbon fiber rotors.
It's only a research and development prototype, so you won't see them flitting about. Too bad, because it's a sight to behold.
December 31, 2013 12:00 AM PST
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