While car builders around the world compete to build a flying car, the Czech Pavel Brezina has chosen to find another solution with his GyroDrive, a mini helicopter that can roll on the road.
The GyroDrive, built on the basis of a gyroplane (mini helicopter), has a rotor that can be raised and lowered and a rear propeller for propulsion.
Brezina's company buys gyros made in Germany and then adds a system to them to switch from a gasoline engine for flying to an electric one for driving on the road.
On the asphalt, the GyroDrive, which has two seats, can travel at a maximum of 40 km / h on short trips. However, you cannot drive on the highway, where the minimum speed is 80 km / h.
The vehicle resists wind, rain and snow and takes about a hundred meters to take off. In the air it can reach a maximum of 180 km / h with a radius of action of 600 kilometers.
To go from ground mode to air mode you have to immobilize the main rotor and do not forget to put the license plate in its place. The initial sale price of the GyroDrive is 57.000 euros, but can go up to 151.000 euros depending on the options.