Here comes the flying car!
Pal-V Liberty, manufactured by PAL-V International a Dutch Company, would become the first flying production car in the world. The three-wheeled car acts as a gyrocopter with two separate engines for flight as well as for the roads.
The car currently is being certified by European Aviation Safety Agency and the US Federal Aviation Administration and requires a pilot license to fly it. Additionally, the car also required a small strip of land for take-off and landing.
The car further adds safety features in case of emergency engine failure, that it claims to land even on a small area like that of a tennis court. “It takes a lot of testing to prove that the PAL-V Liberty complies with the regulations,” said Mike Stekelenburg, PAL-V’s Chief Engineer.
“Once full certification is granted in 2019, we will hand over the keys of the PAL-V Liberty to our first customer,” said PAL-V CEO Robert Dingemanse.
The car has a top speed of 100 mph generated by a 99 hp motor. Pal-V Liberty takes 5- 10 minutes to transform into a flying machine. The models are separately priced for two variants namely Pioneer version for $599,000, with a modified interior, and sports edition for $399,000.