Citroen’s stunningly versatile new supermini convertible, the C3 Pluriel, has officially become the car with ‘altitude’ as it flew up, up and away from Sibson airfield outside Peterborough to an altitude of 3,500ft, today, setting a new record for the world’s highest flying car.
Sponsored by Citroen, Britain’s youngest stunt balloonist David Fish (29) piloted the adapted C3 Pluriel suspended from a giant air balloon. He was impressed with how Citroen and his team of specialist engineers turned one of the country’s most versatile superminis into the world’s highest flying car.
David Fish, said, "We’re completely ecstatic with the result of this flight. A lot of hard work went into this project and we’re incredibly happy that everything went off successfully. I’ve flown some strange balloons before, but never the world’s highest flying car!"
Heavily modified for the air, the ‘flying C3 Pluriel’ is not equipped with the usual comforts of the land-loving C3 Pluriel that’s turning heads everywhere with its bold, attractive styling and generous levels of equipment that include variable power assisted steering, four electric windows, four airbags and ABS with EBD and EBA all as standard.
Priced from only £11,995 for the 1.4i, the new C3 Pluriel is unfortunately not available with an air balloon and pilot, not even as an option.Published 24 June 2003