If you live in Lagos, it is very likely that you’ve found yourself in heavy traffic. The kind that leave you frustrated for hours on end – you see yourself wishing for a flying car. I happily announce to you that flying cars are finally here. PALC Liberty Flying Car is the first commercially available flying car, and it goes for a whooping $400,000.
The first 90 units will be tagged as Pioneer Editions. They will have special exterior and interior details, plus features such as power heating. This first set will cost $599,000. After this, the standard model will be rolled out. In a press release, Robert Dingemanse, CEO of PAL-V said the following:
“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 today. “This leads to a first product delivery date that is realistic and imminent.”
“After years of hard work, beating the technical and qualification challenges, our team succeeded in creating an innovative flying car that complieswith existing safety standards determined by regulatory bodies around the world,”
To drive or fly this vehicle, the owner needs a license for both driving and flying. PAL-V Liberty Flying car hits top speed of 100 mph on the road, while in the air, it flies at 112 mph. In the air, it can accelerate from 0-62 mph in less than 9 seconds.
Dutch manufacturer, PAL-V is now taking orders for this flying car, and deliveries will begin by the end of next year. Demand for this car is expected to kick off in North America. What do you think of the flying car? Here’s a demo video of this car in action: