Fly and drive car is here!
The world’s first ‘fly and drive car’ was launched in Miami last week. And no, it doesn’t have a fancy name but yes it has some fancy price tag.
The Pioneer Personal Air Landing Vehicle (PAL-V) costs around It’s about $599,000 (approximately Rs4,300,00,000). To date, 70 bookings have been made for this car but you will need both driving and flying licence to operate it. Its first delivery is scheduled for 2021.
The car has retractable overhead and rear propellers, with the help of which it can fly at an altitude of 12,500 feet. The vehicle can fly and run at a speed of 321 km/h in the air and 160 km/h on the road. This 680 kg two-seater car is equipped with a 230 horsepower four-cylinder engine. In just 10 minutes, it transforms from a three-wheel car to a gyrocopter.
But it needs a 540-foot runway to get off. However, a runway of only 100 feet is sufficient for it to land. It’s got a handlebar like a motorcycle, with the help of which it can be controlled by road and air. The company has prepared a version of its commercial production.
Check out its speed here
According to the European Aviation Safety Agency, the company is also preparing a cheaper version of this car, the Pal-V Liberty Sport, which will cost half of the current price. Is it on anybody’s wish list?