YEE – The Flying Car That Looks Like a Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica Hybrid

Yeah, we’re still waiting for those rocket cars that we’ve been promised to arrive at the turn of the 21st Century.

Ok, so there have been some designs like the ParaJet and the JetPod appearing and, even though the jury’s out on whether we’d actually be allowed to drive, fly and then drive again – the idea is still tempting to clever engineers and designers.

The YEE flying car is a concept that is rocking some Star Wars coolness crossed with some Battlestar Galactica Viper styling. Check out the gallery below! 😉

Thought up by Pan Jiazhi, Zhu Wenxi and Lai Zexin from the Department of Industrial Design at the School of Mechanical & Automotive Engineering in China.

The YEE transforms from road-going speedster into a plane and all that takes is for you to upturn the two front wheels sideways and turn the two back wheels outside. Those rear wheels become the propellers 🙂

This simplicity was explained by one of the designers, Lai Zexin: “What we design is a car easy to operate, which precisely satisfy the high-efficiency of the rapid pace of life; the intimate design and the use of new energy best embodies the contest theme: the harmonious coexistence of ‘people-car-nature.”

The design lately won the “Gold Award of Best Creative Future” at the First International Concept Car Design Contest, which was held in Beijing.

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