SXSW 2015: AeroMobil Shows Off Flying Car

Flying car maker hopes to put it in the sky by 2017.

ByABC News
March 16, 2015, 4:35 PM

— -- In the future, road trips may be a relic of the past as people take to the skies in their flying cars.

AeroMobil showed off its flying car prototype at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, where the company's CEO Juraj Vaculik said he hopes to get it in the hands of wealthy supercar buyers as early as 2017.

The car-airplane hybrid has been undergoing flight tests since October 2014, according to the company's website. The vehicle is perfectly sized to slide into any standard parking space and can travel on the road -- just like any other car.

When it comes time for takeoff and landing, the car can use a paved or grass runway stretching a few hundred meters long.

The vehicle -- which looks a lot like something the Jetsons would have -- tops off at 99 mph on the road and around 124 mph in the sky, according to the AeroMobil website.

While a price hasn't been set yet, the company said car fanatics can expect to pay several hundred thousand dollars.