World’s first flying sports car on its way

Switchblade, the world's first flying sports car, has pre-flight owners and reservation holders in 17 countries


Switchblade, the world’s first flying sports car, is expected to make its first flight in just a few months, its creators Samson has announced.

Demand for the product has grown and Samson has pre-flight owners and reservation holders across 17 countries worldwide and 40 states in the US, and has claimed that several people sign up each week.

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"I find that the flying car crosses borders as a universal dream for all of mankind, regardless of nationality of ethnicity," stated Samson CEO and Switchblade designer, Sam Bousfield. "The world wants a flying car, and we are going to give it to them."

The Switchblade is currently classified as a motorcycle by the US Department of Transportation and boasts a turbo-charged engine, lightweight 190 hp liquid-cooled V4 that is capable of 0–60 in 6.5 seconds and can travel at of more than 125mph/201+ kph. In the air it will be able to reach speeds of 160mph/257kph, with a top speed of 190mph/305kph and a range of 450 miles/724km. The switchblade is estimated to cost around $120,000. 

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