Flying Cars Are a Thing You Can Buy Now
A Dutch company has made the world's first commercially available car-aircraft.
March 09, 2018
Well folks, it looks like the future is here — the world's first commercially available flying car is on the market.
As CNBC reports, Dutch company PAL-V unveiled its very nifty design at the Geneva International Motor Show and is already taking pre-orders from keen (and cashed-up) potential owners. What's more, it'll start delivering the goods as early as 2019, once the vehicle passes all the necessary safety certifications.
According to PAL-V, the two-person car can hit 160 kilometres per hour on road and 180 kilometres per hour in the air, reaching a maximum height of 3352 metres. It takes less than ten minutes to transform the vehicle from car to aircraft, and you'll need to have both a pilot's licence and access to a small airstrip to fly it.
Of course, a machine like this doesn't come cheap and you can expect to fork out a cool €499,000 (that's $792,000 Australian dollars) to own the limited edition model. A cheaper model will be available later for an expected €299,000 ($474,000), plus a reservation fee of $10,000 USD ($13,000) if you fancy pre-ordering. Handily enough, the price includes a series of lessons to help you get the most out of your new toy.
Start saving now and you might just be able to afford one by the time you're too old to drive.
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