Flying cars: the race for the skies

Volkswagen are the latest company to explore potential technology

DeLorean car in Back to the Future
The flying DeLorean in Back to the Future

In Back to the Future, Doc Emmett Brown, Marty McFly and Jennifer Parker jumped into the DeLorean to time travel from 26 October 1985 to 21 October 2015. When Marty says there’s not enough road to reach the required speed of 88mph, it was here where the Doc uttered the iconic words as the DeLorean prepared for take off: “Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.”

More than five years on from that fictional date, flying cars have yet to become a normal mode of transport. But manufacturers are working on it.

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