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Parajet Skycar Expedition Leader Neil Laughton (L) and Chief Pilot Giles Cardozo pose with their flying car during a photocall in London, on January 13, 2009. A team of adventurers launched an expedition of fairytale scope Tuesday – from London to Timbuktu by flying car. The group, led by Neil Laughton, will make the 6,000km (3,600-mile) journey by land and air in the Parajet Skycar, effectively a dune buggy with a fan motor and paragliding wing attached. AFP PHOTO/Shaun Curry

Presenting the world’s first bio fueled flying car; a machine that can drive like a car and fly like an aeroplane; capable of beating congestion for the commuter or providing a low cost and practical method of reaching remote regions. On 14th January 2009 the team will embark on an incredible maiden voyage from London to Tombouctou, across the Sahara desert.

The Parajet Skycar is the first, two seater, high performance, road legal, bio-fuelled flying car; capable of providing rally car performance on and off road, and light aircraft performance after just a few minutes of wing preparation.In “fly mode” the car will have:

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* a take-off speed of 60 kmph
* a top speed of 110 kmph
* a range of 300 km.
* a cruising altitude of 2000 – 3000 ft
* a maximum altitude of 15,000 ft.

In “road mode” the car will have:

* independent 4 wheel suspension
* rear wheel drive
* acceleration from 0-100 kmph in 4.5 seconds
* a top speed of 180 kmph
* a range of 400 km.
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