This Is a Real Flying Car From DeLorean, But Doc Brown Had Absolutely Nothing to Do With It

Where we’re going we don’t need roads.

DeLorean Aerospace

The DeLorean Aerospace DR-7 is a single-seat hot-rod of an airplane, one that uses a pair of vectored thrust electric fans to provide lift for vertical takeoffs and thrust to propel the plane forward at speed.

Unlike drones, which use a circle of fans, (or a line of them on the wing) the DR-7 has just two, mounted fore and aft along the plane’s centerline for minimal drag and maximum speed.

DeLorean Aerospace

Once lifted aloft by the fans, as they tilt forward and the DR-7 gains speed its stubby wings provide lift and the fans become propellers, much like the system on the Marine Corps V-22 Osprey.

But while the Osprey is big and loud, the DR-7 is small and enjoys the quiet provided by electric motors.

The canard wing design is resistant to aerodynamic stalls, lending the DR-7 a measure of safety in flight.

The best part is that you won’t have to rig up a lightning-strike charging system to avoid being stranded in the DR-7!