After 78 years, the helicopter has officially been reinvented, at least according to the company Workhorse. They have come out with a reimagined helicopter they're calling "SureFly." According to the company's website, SureFly is a personal helicopter/VTOL aircraft designed for safe and easy flight. It has eight independent motors each driving a single carbon fiber propeller, a backup battery power system, and a ballistic parachute to safety land in the event of an emergency.
The price of the SureFly may surprise you. It's slated to cost under $200,000, which is significantly less than current helicopters. As you can see from the pictures the actual size of this thing is also substantially a lot smaller than current helicopters. What do you think? Imagine the commute time you could save in your own personal helicopter.
This week Katie introduces you to 502 Motorworks from Louisville, Kentucky and their recreations of automotive icons. Silas Boyle and Matt Phillips will explain how they build three cars that are exact recreations of the originals: a 502 Spyder which is a recreation of the 1955 Porsche Spyder, a 1963 AC Cobra “Slabside” and a 1952 C-Type Jaguar. They’re all done in alloy with the correct drivelines, brake components and transmissions, just like the originals. And they come with FIA papers so you can race them in historic races along side the originals. They also distribute reproductions of the 1929 Bentley which is a 1948 Bentley that has been rebodied as a 1929 Bentley. Beautiful and amazing to look at and drive! Plus we’ve got some cool tips and how-to secrets from our four shops, so check it all out this week.