A BACK to the Future-style flying car is set for take-off within two years.
Alef Aeronautics’ Model A is almost ready to go into production — with 2,800 buyers already placing pre-orders.
A prototype wowed the crowds at this week’s Detroit Auto Show, one of the biggest car industry events in the US.
Alef founder and CEO Jim Dukhovny said: “It’s still not the final consumer version. But at this point, it’s pretty close.”
He hopes the first £236,000 Model A will be built by the end of 2025.
The 17ft long electric car was first sketched out on a napkin in 2015 — the year in which Marty McFly lands in 1985 film Back to the Future.
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It has a mesh body with a rotating central cabin, can be driven 200 miles and fly 110 miles.
After taking off vertically, it can fly above obstacles "until a desired destination is reached".
The company has US government approval to carry out test flights.
Speaking earlier this year, following FAA certification, Dukhovny said: "We're excited to receive this certification from the FAA.
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"It allows us to move closer to bringing people an environmentally friendly and faster commute, saving individuals and companies hours each week.
"This is a one small step for planes, one giant step for cars."
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