The world’s first flying car that you can now buy, the PAL-V Liberty, has been finalized and is making its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2018.
The company says that the Liberty will be the first commercial flying car that’s fully compliant with existing regulations.
Those interested in the car will notice that it was teased some years ago, but it was still under development back then.
Now the flying car has become a reality but, as with every new technology, it’s extremely expensive.
Only 90 Pal-V Libertys will be produced for £425,000. Then a new Liberty Sport model will be introduced for approximately £254,000.
The PAL-V looks more like a plane than a car and would hardly win any prizes for its style.
It can transform from its car form to the gyroplane in around five to ten minutes.
Buyers will be able to fly it in Europe with a Recreational Pilot Licence or a Private Pilot Licence and a standard driving license to drive it on the road.
It’ll be powered by dual Rotax engines.
That includes a 99bhp petrol powered engine for use on the road in ‘car’ mode.
The engine will propel the three-wheeler from 0-62mph in under nine seconds and on to a top speed of 100mph.
The vehicle’s creators claim 31 mpg and 817 miles of range.
While airborne the vehicle will be powered by a 197bhp flying engine which will be able to achieve a 112 mph top speed and 310 miles of range and be able to claim to a max altitude of 3,500m.
To get the car off the ground, you’ll need 90-200×200 meters of unobstructed take-off space, which means you might need to take off from airfields or airports.
While on the road the vehicle leans and tilts around the corners, much similar to the way a motorcycle would.
It is to be fully unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2018.
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