It seems, flying cars have been materialized sooner than expected. Just a couple of years ago, we can only see this kind of technology in sci-fi films, now they are truly here. In fact, you can actually have your very own for only $400,000!
Back to the Future predicted it right (c) graffiotech.com
The sleek flying car is created by a Dutch company called, PAL-V. The vehicle's features may be quite eccentric, clearly because there's nothing like it before, but the engineers didn't miss to veil it with elegance.
PAL-V is now taking orders for the world’s first commercial flying car. According to them, Liberty models are fully compliant with safety regulations set by global governing bodies. Deliveries will begin by the end of 2018.
The first 90 copies will have boasting special exterior and interior details, and will be designated as Pioneer Editions. If the buyer wants to add personal touches, and additional standard features such as power heating, $599,000 will be the price to pay.
PAL-V will start selling the standard model, the Liberty Sport, for $399,000, after the Pioneer Edition sells out.
Soon there'll be no traffic jams on the road (c) Autocar
“PAL-V deliberately chose to engineer, design and build a flying car with proven technologies and fully compliant with existing regulations,” the company said in a press release. “This leads to a first product delivery date that is realistic and imminent.” PAL-V expects North America to be a major market for its flying car.
Drivers of the flying cars should have a license for both driving and flying. The models have a top speed on the road at 100 mph, while 0-62 mph is estimated to take less than 9 seconds.
When used for travelling on land, the Liberty can lower its suspension and make use of its tilting cockpit for better maneuverability. While in the air, the flying cars can travel at up to 112 mph.
There are more other companies who have released their very own models of flying cars such as Airbus. PAL-V, however, is lucky to be the first to penetrate the market.