World's first car that can fly and drive both: Price and first delivery date
New Delhi : With years of efforts, world's first ever car capable of both driving and flying will finally make a US debut Tuesday night in Miami, Florida.
Called Pioneer Personal Air Landing Vehicle, or PAL-V, this flying vehicle is equipped with retractable overhead and rear propellers and can cruise at an altitude as high as 12,500 feet.
According to a report by Daily Mail, the car can achieve a maximum speed of 200 mph in the air and 100 mph on the ground.
The Dutch-made car is under production and will be sold at a hefty price tag of $599,000 with 70 pre-orders to-date - the first delivery is expected to be in 2021.
PAL-V will go on display at an event entitled: 'Miami 2020 and Beyond'.
The car will have a seating capacity of 2 people. It has been claimed that the car can be transformed from a three-wheeled car to a gyrocopter in just 10 minutes, and can go from 0 to 60 mph in under eight seconds.
Maxim magazine selected PAL-V in 2017 as the most likely company to deliver a 'real' flying car and two years later that prediction has come true.
Robert Dingemanse, CEO of PAL-V announced in an earlier statement that 'After years of hard work, beating the technical and qualification challenges, our team succeeded in creating an innovative flying car that complies with existing safety standards, determined by regulatory bodies around the world.'
'Flying cars have been in movies many, many times and they will be available next year,' Dingemanse told The Associated Press.
The car body has been made of carbon fiber, titanium, and aluminium and weighs 1,500 pounds, and requires a 540 feet runway for take-off and just 100 feet for landing.
If you are planning to own a car then it is necessary that you must have both the driver's license and pilot's license too.
The 27-gallon gas tank provides a flying range of between 248 and 310 miles at an altitude of up to 11,500 feet. While on ground, it can cover up to 750 miles.