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ASKA - Fully Functional Flying Car

  Real Flying and Driving Car                                                                           Source:  ASKA The Future of Travel Mountain View, CA based ASKA has unveiled a fully functional flying car, A5, for personal driving and flying travel.  Here are the pertinent facts: ASKA says the A5 is the world's 1st flying and driving car that will redefine the next 100 years of travel A5 is a real flying and driving car that has a hybrid power system Dual energy system includes proprietary electric power system with lithium ion battery packs and gas engine range extender To drive, 4 wheels emerge from the fuselage for all-wheel driving To fly, vehicle's large wings with 6 rotors unfold to take off and land vertically (VTOL) or for a slow runway takeoff and landing (STOL) Flying top speed is 150 mph Flying range is 250 miles on a charge 4-seater that is the size of an SUV Fits into a car parking spot, can be charged at home or at a charging station ASKA expects to deploy o

Alfa Romeo Redefines with Tonale Hybrid

  "La Metamorfosi"                                              Source:  Alfa Romeo New Model Represents Alfa Romeo's Metamorphosis The all-new Alfa Romeo Tonale "La Metamorfosi" is a dazzler, with a more than 100-year-old Italian sports car pedigree, coming to market in 2023. Alfa Romeo says the model represents the company's metamorphosis.  It's a subcompact luxury crossover vehicle that the company hopes will reinvent the meaning of automotive sportiness for the 21st century. For the legendary brand, the EV showcases a new era of electrification, luxury and connectivity while maintaining its racing inspired DNA. Tech Specs The vehicle has state of the art, electric plug-in hybrid technology, coveted high seating and all-wheel drive.  Two powertrain options are available: PHEV Q4 AWD, 6-speed automatic transmission, 15.5 kWh lithium-ion battery with a 90-kW electric motor, that's located on the rear axle and can produce 1,844 lb-ft of torque, along

Renault's Classic Flying Car - Unique Tech

  Air4                                                   Source: Renault Renault Celebrates 60th Anniversary of the 4 French automaker Renault has converted its highly successful 60-year-old hatchback model car, the 4, into a flying car to celebrate its 60th anniversary.  They call it the Renault Air4.  Renault has been working with the design firm The Arsenal to build an operational prototype of Air4 that demonstrates what the flying hatchback will look like in six decades.  At the moment it's a carbon fiber concept that has been successfully flown.  The 4 has been an automotive fixture and success story in Europe for decades. Tech Specs The flying car is comprised of two components. The first component is the car body, which reflects the legendary, 4 hatchback design and style. It has one seat, a minimalist cabin and bright lights in the front and back of the car for visibility in the air.  The second component is the powertrain, with four, twin blade propellers that lift the Air