The first certified commercial flying car ever, PAL-V Liberty, is now available for pre-orders by the Dutch company, PAL-V. While describing, the company said that it is “a groundbreaking product that inaugurates the age of the flying car”.
It also stated; “The PAL-V Liberty is a marriage between safety and fun, designed to satisfy the most demanding customers.”
There are two unique features of the PAL-V Liberty which makes it different from others:
“The first is that lift is created by a wind-powered rotor, making the PAL-V Liberty float in the air. Taking this gyroplane principle to the next level is the secret behind the safest and easiest flying vehicle on the market.”
The second distinct aspect is “the three-wheel design and the soft tilting motion in curves”. As a result, the PAL-V Liberty is a joy to drive and to fly, with a matchless drive and flight experience, as well as unequaled freedom of mobility.”
The remarkable specs of the PAL-V flying car will surely motivate fanatics to buy it. It has a top ground speed of 100 mph with a 0-60 mph time of around 9 seconds. It can go 817 miles on a full tank with a fuel efficiency of 31 mpg.
While airborne, the flying car has a top speed of 112 mph. But, its mileage decreases significantly. The craft will need to be refueled every 310 miles.
PAL-V intends to complete production and testing of the vehicle by the end of 2017 and expects to deliver certified vehicles by the end of 2018. Pre-order have been opened to the public, despite the fact that this flying car is not available yet.
The base model Sport, excluding tax, is set at a price of $400,000. But, the “Pioneer” edition with a proper trim and kit is priced at $600,000 which includes power heating and other cool add-ons, in addition to, at-home training and an electronic flight instrument display in place of the old-school electromechanical option.
There is no need for the customers to pay for the flying car up front. The company is asking for a non-refundable deposit of $10,000 for the base model Sport or $25,000 for the top trim Pioneer. In case you think this is way too much, then you can put down a $2,500 escrow deposit which will put you on the waiting list. The $2,500 can also be refunded if you change your mind.
The reason of waiting list is that only 90 vehicles of this edition will be sold globally and an early sell-out of the initial group of crafts is being expected by the company.
“The PAL-V Liberty Pioneer Edition will be the very first certified commercial flying car ever delivered, a world premiere.”