12 Feb '11, 2am

Indian 'flying car' that looks back to the future (via ST iPhone App)

Indian 'flying car' that looks back to the future (via ST iPhone App)

A converted 800cc Maruti hatchback has stolen some of the thunder from the supersonic exhibits at the Aero India 2011 air show in the southern city of Bangalore. --PHOTO: AFP BANGALORE - UNASSUMINGLY parked next to some of the world's most lethal warplanes, a converted 800cc Maruti hatchback has stolen some of the thunder from the supersonic exhibits at the Aero India 2011 air show in the southern city of Bangalore. The attraction? Rotating blades fitted on the four corners of the roof, and a vacuum section around the tyres which - its inventor insists - gives the car a vertical lift-off capability, allowing it to soar over any traffic jam. Built in the 1980s by Japan's Suzuki and only phased out last year, the Maruti 800 was India's first small car, revolutionising transport for millions of people for whom car ownership had previously been a distant dream. Now A.K. Vishwa...

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