The Dutch from the PAL-V company brought to the motor show in Geneva 2018 the world’s first serial flying car called Liberty.
The car received a rapid “drop-like” silhouette, while its wings in the inactive state are “hidden” in the compartment on the roof and straightened only when the flight mode is activated. The interior of the model is designed for two people, while “on board” you can take up to 20 kg of cargo.
In the movement, PAL-V Liberty brings a pair of aircraft engines Rotax. With ground movement, the output of the units is limited to 100 hp, and to accelerate from one place to a hundred, the car takes less than 9.0 seconds.
The maximum speed on earth is 160 km/h. With a full tank, the car can drive up to 1,315 kilometers (average flow is declared at 7.6 liters per 100 km).
In flight mode, the power of the engines rises to 200 forces, and you can fly at a speed of 180 km/h at an altitude of up to 3,500 meters.
To accelerate and subsequent take-off, the car requires at least 330 meters of the roadway. With a full tank in the air, PAL-V Liberty can stay up to 4.3 hours, during this time flying up to 500 km.
The PAL-V has already opened the reception of orders for a flying car, while potential buyers need to make a deposit of $ 2,500 to $ 25,000 (depending on the chosen equipment).
Note that the cost of the basic version of the model is $ 299,000, but first, the company will start producing cars inexpensive Pioneer Edition. In total, 90 such copies will be collected, after which the assembly of a more accessible version of Sport will begin.
Deliveries to the first customers are scheduled for 2019, and for now, the manufacturer is to receive the appropriate certificates for an unusual vehicle.