Ever wondered how interesting would it be to fly to your destination, especially on days when you don’t feel like driving? Yes, this dream will soon come true as Pal-V Liberty flying car makes its public debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Currently, the company is in the process of obtaining final certification for the vehicle to make it road and air legal. The Pal-V Liberty Flying Car will be available in two variants - Sport and Pioneer.
Pre-bookings for the Pal-V Liberty flying car has commenced for an initial booking amount of $10,000. Prices are being handed out only on request. However, interested customers need to undergo appropriate aviation training with a legit pilot’s license. The vehicle’s design complies with road and air regulation in the US and Europe. The vehicle manages to climb altitude owing to a pair of Rotax aircraft engines. When on ground, the rotor blades are folded back and the three-wheels resets the ground clearance to suit regular road conditions. It takes only about five minutes to switch between modes.
The two-seat vehicle cum aircraft has a Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) capacity of 910 kg, baggage capacity of 20 kg and fuel capacity of 100 litres. The Pal-V Liberty is capable of accelerating from 0-100kmph in about nine seconds and has a top speed of 160kmph. The vehicle can stay airborne for 500kms and has an endurance time limit of 4.3 hours. The Liberty has a maximum operating altitude of 3500m (3.5 km), while its needs a take-off distance of 330m and landing roll distance of 30m.