Being able to beat Bangkok traffic in your own flying car could soon become a reality

0

A Dutch vehicle manufacturer has launched the world’s first commercial flying car.

Dutch firm PAL-V has announced the launch of the Liberty Sport and Liberty Pioneer flying cars.

The three wheeled vehicles can seat two people and are capable of flying at speeds of 180kph, while reaching heights of up to 4,000ft.

PAL-V flying car

Prices for the the Liberty Sport, which is the entry level model start from $400,000, while the Liberty Pioneer come in at a cool $600,000.

For that you get extra lessons in how to drive/fly the vehicle, as well an electronic flight instrument display and power heating.

Don’t worry if you can’t afford to handover over that sort of cash in one go, would be owners can pay a non refundable deposit of $10,000 for the Liberty Sport or $25,000 for the Liberty Pioneer.

PAL-V flying car

Both versions of the Liberty include two engines: one for driving and one for flying, as well as a retractable rotor blade.

On the road the Liberty can reach a top speed of 160 kph and can go from 0-100 in just over nine seconds.

PAL-V say it takes just 10 seconds to switch from road to flying mode and once in the air, you can fly for around 500 km on a tank of fuel.

“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,” said PAL-V CEO Robert Dingemanse.

But before you rush out and buy one, the first delivery of the Liberty aren’t due until the end of 2018.

PAL-V flying car

Jonathan Fairfield
Jonathan is our Google Nexus and Android enthusiast. He is also fanatical about football which makes it all the more strange that he should support Stockport County. In addition to writing about tech, Jonathan has a passion for fitness and nutrition and has previously written for one the UK’s leading watch and horology websites.
Share.

Comments are closed.