GF7 Is The Electric Flying Jet Car Of The Future?

JUN 24 2014 BY MARK KANE 9



Designer Greg Brown and engineer Dave Fawcett (which at Airboss Aerospace engineered the Viper, the Maverick and Javelin jets), unveiled in May drawings of the flying plug-in hybrid car called GF7.

On the ground, it will be an unusually odd looking electric car, but if you find a proper 2,500 ft (760 m) long runway, GF7 can transform into a jet aircraft and reach 38,000 ft (12,000 m) flying at speeds up to 550 mph (885 km/h).

This is only a concept, but the first prototypes could be built in four years.

GF7 will have four seats and, with 50 kWh battery pack, can drive on the ground for 80-120 miles. Top speed should be approximately 100 mph, while acceleration from 0-60 mph is in range of 7-12 seconds.

In the air, the jet engine will enable it to recharge the batteries, so in theory it could be possible to go from one city to another in the fastest possible way, without any stops or delays. Range in the air will be 700-1,000 miles (up to 1,600 km).

However, price remains the main barrier – from $3 to $5 million plus the cost of obtaining a pilot’s license.



Source: Gizmag

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9 Comments on "GF7 Is The Electric Flying Jet Car Of The Future?"

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Looks like a pterodactyl …..


If it ran on gas, it would be a petroldactyl.



Thank you, Foo. That made me laugh!

Jouni Valkonen

It would be more interesting to have aluminium air batteries + electric jet engine. I really do not see the point of having 50 kWh battery there if it is not used for flight.

Jouni Valkonen

With aluminium air batteries it is possible to have some 10 000 km range on ground and perhaps 2000 km range at 12 km altitude.

Jouni Valkonen

It is good to be ready for blown away when Tesla introduces their electric flying car prototype, because electric flying car is certainly possible with today’s technology.

With flying car it does not really matter if aluminium-air batteries are non-rechargable. Battery pack is rather easy to swap.


Makes me think of the Batmobile…

Jesse Gurr

Saying it looks odd is an understatement. That thing is a freak of nature and it should never reproduce. That being said, it looks odd as a plane as well.