Samson Sky kit manufacturer has announced it presented the full vision of the Switchblade flying sports car for the first time during AirVenture 2018 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the company said.
While not fully completed and flown, it still generated considerable interest during the week of AirVenture, gathering 104 Reservations for the high-performance driving/flying vehicle.
The Switchblade is classified as a motorcycle by the US Department of Transportation, but the Samson Sky team likes to call it a flying sports car because of its high performance. The engine is a turbo-charged, lightweight 190 hp liquid-cooled V4 that is capable of 0-60 in 6.5 seconds and a top speed of 125+ mph/201+ kph. In the air it will cruise at 160 mph/257 kph, with a top speed of up to 190 mph/305 kph and a range of 450 miles/724 km.
Samson is designing vehicles that are simpler to drive and fly, reducing the risk of some of the biggest areas of pilot error.