Is this the answer to traffic jams? Checkout the SkyRunner – made in England.

 

 

PERFORMANCE ECOBOOST DIRECT INJECTION TURBO ENGINE

1.0 ltr EcoBoost Direct Injection Turbo

SkyRunner’s advanced 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine uses innovative technologies to deliver petrol engine response and refinement with the better fuel economy and torque performance associated with diesel engines. The compact and powerful new EcoBoost engine boasts 125PS, delivering class-leading petrol engine CO2 emissions of 114g/km and 5.0l/100km (56.5 mpg) fuel economy.

 

Car Mode

With minimum weight, dynamic handling and peak performance, the SkyRunner is the ideal candidate for demanding terrain and sand dune adventures. The SkyRunner engine’s 125PS (92kW) power and 200Nm torque output rivals that of a traditional 1.6-litre petrol engine and has the highest power density of any similar production engine. Thanks to the lightweight chassis the SkyRunner accelerates to 62mph in just 4.3 seconds and has a top speed of 115mph.

Flight Mode

The SkyRunner uses the latest reflex paraglider wing technology. Renowned for their extreme pitch and roll stability, the SkyRunner wing inspires confidence while retaining dynamic and responsive control. Once in the air the wing simply absorbs turbulence and provides a safe and comfortable flight. During launching, the SkyRunner’s EcoBoost engine gets you quickly off the ground with minimum effort and thanks to its innovative flywheel and pulley design counters engine vibration to deliver refinement without affecting performance, economy or emissions.

In the unlikely event of engine or wing failure the SkyRunner simply floats softly to the ground on its paraglider, or a ballistic reserve chute can be deployed.

 

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SPECIFICATIONS TECHNICAL DETAILS

Chassis

    Weight: 420kg (926lbs) excluding driver
    Chassis: Thin-wall, high-strength space frame
    Bodywork: Glass/carbon fibre composite
    Propeller: Helix 1.65m 3-blade carbon fibre
    Suspension: Independent double-wishbone
    Wheels: 18 x 8 3-piece, bespoke centres
    Gearshift: Pneumatic paddle-shift
    Fuel Capacity: 35 litres

 

Engine

    Type: 1.0ltr EcoBoost Direct Injection Turbo
    Displacement: 999cc
    Valvetrain: 4-valve, DOHC, Ti-VCT
    Bore x Stroke: 71.9mm x 82mm / Compression :10.0:1
    Power: 125PS (92kW) @ 6000rpm
    Torque: 200Nm (147.5lbs/ft) @ 1400-4500rpm
    Transmission: Bespoke 4-speed with power takeoff

Performance

    Max. Road Speed: 185kph (115mph)
    0-100kph (0-62mph): 4.3 secs
    Max. Air Speed: 88.5kph (55mph)
    Takeoff Speed: 59.5kph (37mph)
    Cruise Speed: 56.3kph (35mph)
    Max. Altitude: 15,000ft (Restricted Altitude: 10,000ft)
    Range: 321.8km (200miles)