At the Geneva International Motor Show 2019 (GIMS) PAL-V unveiled the distinctive features of the PAL-V Liberty Pioneer, world’s first production model flying car. PAL-V is a Dutch company that is involved in the development of the first commercial flying car.
The 90 pieces limited edition is based on the PAL-V Liberty which was unveiled last year at the GIMS. It will open the next chapter of mobility. Inspired by nature, engineered by men and evolved over time, the PAL-V Liberty is a groundbreaking product that inaugurates the age of the flying car. The PAL-V Liberty is a marriage between safety and fun.
The dual-engine subcompact car can hit speeds up to 160 km/h on the ground, and 180 km/h in the air, with a top altitude of 3500 m . It weighs in at 664 kg without passengers, and can take to the air with a maximum take-off weight of 910 kg.
On the ground, it’ll drive an impressive 1315 km on a tank of gas, while it can fly up to 500 km with a single passenger on board.The PAL-V Liberty is a combination of a car and an autogiro, or gyroplane.
Therefore, both a driver’s license and an autogiro pilot’s license are required to operate the PAL-V Liberty.On the ground, the propeller and rotor are stopped and power is diverted to the wheels, allowing it to travel as a three-wheeled car.