Toronto, Ontario, Canada- October 09, 2021. Driver's side interior of Volcanic orange colour MINI COOPER parked on city street in East end of Toronto, Canada. Neighbourhood known as The Beaches, near Lake Ontario shore. This is the third generation model F55 (4 doors), since BMW took over iconic brand of MINI. For the first time, this compact car features engine build and designed by BMW, and packs even more power and torque than previous models since 2002 to present. Original design clues and themes are still present on this brand new model. Mini has been around since 1959 and has been owned and issued by various car manufacturers.
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The BMW-Powered Flying Car: Everything We Know So Far
Klein Vision AirCar
Stefan Klein co-founded Klein Vision in 2017, along with entrepreneur Anton Zajac, and immediately developed the AirCar using brand-new technology. With four wheels, retractable wings, a folding tail, and a parachute deployment system, AirCar made its first maiden flight in 2020.
After 70 hours of flight testing with over 200 takeoffs/landings, AirCar received a Certificate of Airworthiness from the Slovak Transport Authority and the European Aviation Safety Agency. This important milestone cleared the way for AirCar to become the first mass-produced flying car.
BMW Powerplant
Although AirCar is not a BMW-branded flying car, it does feature a BMW gasoline engine, which makes sense given the automaker’s history with aircraft dating back to 1916. AirCar sports a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with 140 horsepower, climbs to 8,200 ft., and has a 186 mph cruising speed.
Flying Boat?
If all goes according to plan, AirCar will spawn four different versions: a two and four-seat AirCar, a twin-engine, high-performance model, and even a flying boat concept. It would seem Klein Vision has all the bases covered in fulfilling humanity's passion for flight.