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Skyrunner flying car now available for pre-order: James Bond in real life

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The future of cars seems bright and interesting. We're currently witnessing the rise of driverless cars, but something else is coming: it's the flying car. This bad boy is called the Skyrunner, and interested persons can pre-order it right now. No, we're not joking around here; Skyrunner is up for pre-order right now.

The Skyrunner, a flying car that is manufactured by Parajet International Ltd, is a slick device that seems to be taken right out from a James Bond or Batman movie. The car is capable of being used as an off-road vehicle or an awesome flying machine. While the idea of the Skyrunner is decent from our point of view, it is not designed to be used as a regular car.

This baby appears to work best when driven off-road in the Dunes. Furthermore, while it can take flight, we doubt drivers will be given the go-ahead to lift off on a busy highway due to how the car takes flight.

"We have a lot of interest from the leisure sector, but we're just evaluating potential uses," Prideaux-Brune said. Dorset, England-based Parajet's car may also have military, and search and rescue applications.

How does the Skyrunner fly?

Well, from what we've come to understand, the vehicle has the designers call "paraglider wing" technology implemented. Don't expect it to lift off similarly to flying cars in movies, because it relies heavily on a parachute at the backside which helps the Skyrunner to glide through the air, and also to land safely.

In flight, Skyrunner is capable of speeds up to 50 miles per hour, while, on the ground, it can travel at speeds up to 115 miles per hour. That's quite impressive for a single seated buggy, but we've seen better in spy movies several times before.

We like what we see so far of the Skyrunner, but the pricing might turn off some potential buyers. The vehicle will be priced at $137,000; that's enough to purchase the new Samsung Curved UHD TV with leftover change. If we had that amount of money, we'd likely spend it on the Skyrunner instead of Samsung's overpriced TV, or maybe not. The Samsung TV has a 105-inch screen real estate, difficult to pass up.

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