Parajet is now taking orders for its SkyRunner flying car
UK-based paramotor manufacturer Parajet International Ltd will be showcasing its SkyRunner flying car all this week at the Farnborough airshow in England. The flying car company will be trying to woo the potential customers so that it can get reasonable orders to bring the prototype into commercial production. Parajet’s SkyRunner comes with a price tag of $137,000 and is designed to work both as a standard off-terrain vehicle and as a flying machine also.
Supporting an aggressive and sporty design, the single-seater SkyRunner combines an all-terrain vehicle with a paraglider. For taking off, the foot-launched powered paraglider uses a lightweight engine and propeller attached on a backpack. The flying car is powered by a 1.0-liter Ford EcoBoost gasoline engine which is capable of delivering 123 horsepower. It can reach speeds of up to 115 miles an hour on the ground and from a standstill position it can reach 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds.
Up in the air, it can reach up to 55 mph and can touch a maximum altitude of 15,000 feet. The SkyRunner comes with a 200 miles range and the glider can be used in winds as high as 15 miles an hour. Recently, the company tested a model in Nevada after a prototype model of the vehicle was flown from London to Timbuktu back in 2009.