While DeLorean revealed plans on making an actual flying car last year, Dutch aircraft manufacturer Pal-V has just unveiled another variation of a flying car that can convert from drive to flight mode within 10 minutes, reports urdesign.
Making its debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, currently ongoing, the vehicle is dubbed “Pal-V Liberty” and labeled as the “world’s first flying car production model.” Already certified to operate under the US Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency, while also meeting standard road-safety requirements, the hybrid model is truly a “car that flies” and “a plane that drives.”
If you were wondering, the flying car packs a 200-horsepower engine reaching up to 160 kph per hour or around 100 mph in nine seconds, and tops at a flying speed of 180 kph (approximately 112 mph). In addition, accommodation is only for the driver and passenger, as drivers will also need a license to both fly and drive the aircraft.
For now, two editions will be offered, consisting of the more limited Pioneer design manufactured in a limited run of 90, and retailing for €499,000 euros (approximately $617,000 USD), while a Liberty Sport edition offers less personalization and other features, but priced lower at €299,000 euros or (around $369,000 USD).
If you’ve got the funds, you can purchase one now, directly from Pal-V’s website.
For additional details, be sure to read to full story on urdesign, and check it out in action on the video below.
In related news, Uber is planning to launch a flying car service in Los Angeles by 2020.