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Inside the ambitious AeroMobil flying car

We're not sure if this vehicle is more car or plane, but we don't care as it's too cool.

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Auto or plane? With the AeroMobil flying car, there's no need to decide.

Shown off at the Paris Air Show, this bizarre beast is capable of driving on normal roads in car mode at speeds of up to about 100 mph (160 kph), but its huge foldout wings and rear propeller allow it to take to the skies too.

It'll be able to soar a distance of about 465 miles (750km), before returning to earth in car mode. 

AeroMobil expects the car/plane to cost somewhere around the $1.6 million mark (1.26 million pounds) when it goes on sale in 2020.

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It's made from a combination of composite materials and carbon fibre to help keep the weight down. 

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The wings measure about 26 feet (8 metres) in length but can be folded away when you're driving in car mode.

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The rear propeller also folds away, meaning you're much less likely to accidentally slice and dice passing pedestrians.

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The passenger compartment is made from a single piece of molded carbon fiber.

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The cockpit seats two people.

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Various screens can be found in the cockpit to provide navigation and vehicle information.

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That's a pretty cool steering wheel.

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No futuristic vehicle would be complete without doors that open upward.

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The regular internal combustion engine will take the car from 0-60mph in around 10 seconds.

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It doesn't look like the most maneuverable of vehicles on the road.

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It does look like it'll be more nimble in the air, however.

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