Dutch company PAL-V first demonstrated the successful test flight of their flying car five years earlier, and they have now finally put the product in the market for pre-ordering. This will be the first ever flying car to come to the commercial market.
Called the Liberty, when used as a car it looks like an enclosed three-wheeler that has propellers attached tightly to its roof. To fly, the propellers and tail blades open up and convert the car into a gyrocopter. This whole transformation process takes approximately 10 minutes.
PAL-V claims that as a car, the Liberty can reach top speeds of 100mph and 112mph in the sky. On the road it features a range of 817 miles on a full tank, but just 310 miles once it is flying.
You Can Now Pre-Order The World’s First Car That Can Fly!
CEO of PAL-V, Robert Dingemanse, said in a press statement, "After years of hard work, beating the technical and qualification challenges, our team succeeded in creating an innovative flying car that complies with existing safety standards, determined by regulatory bodies around the world."
This cool innovation will obviously not come cheap and will burn quite a hole in your pocket. There are 2 models available for pre-order – the "Sport" base model that costs $400,000 and the "Pioneer" model that costs $600,000. This extra $200,000 for the "Pioneer" is worth it because it comes with essential features such as at-home training and power heating. It also has special detailing as well as an electronic flight instrument display that gives it a futuristic feel!
To pre-order the Liberty, you have to make a nonrefundable deposit of $10,000 or $25,000 depending on the model you pick. Alternatively, you can also pay a refundable deposit of $2,500 to get on a waiting list.