This $500K Limited-Edition Flying Car Will Finally Get to Its First Customers in 2024

Richard Crombach, regional sales manager DE, next to the Liberty flying car 9 photos
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It's been a very long journey, but it looks like the highly-anticipated Pal-V flying car will be finally making its way to customers starting next year. Currently nearing the point when it will finally obtain air travel certification for its hybrid vehicle, the Dutch manufacturer has also opened a one-of-a-kind showroom in Germany.
After a decade of trial and error, the Netherlands-based air mobility company is finally ready to start delivering its flying cars to the first lucky owners. It will happen next year when a limited edition of the Liberty vehicle will get into the hands of just 90 people.

The Liberty Pioneer Edition is the full-option version of the standard Liberty, with exclusive interior and exterior finishing. It also claims to use hybrid fuel technology based on e-fuels. Only 90 units are available for customers in Europe and North America, with pricing starting at €499,000 ($527,000). The Liberty Sport Edition is also available for pre-order, with pricing starting at €299,000 ($316,000).

Liberty is a two-seat fly-drive aircraft that can convert in just a few minutes. It's designed for medium to long-distance travel, boasting an 817-mile (1,315 km) range on the road and up to 310 miles (500 km) in the sky. With a single fuel stop, it can easily double its range. It can hit 100 mph (160 kph) and fly safely at 11,000 feet (3,350 meters).

As a gyroplane, the Pal-V Liberty vehicle claims to offer two main advantages – it's safe to maneuver and accessible to most people. The company invites future owners to join the Pal-V FlyDrive Academy, where a five-day training program will get them a private pilot license.

Liberty was heralded as the world's first flying car and was the first to secure approval for road driving. At this moment, it's also inches away from adding the air travel approval. Pal-V hopes to obtain the official certification next year when it will also kick off the production of its first series vehicles.

In the meantime, those who want to take a closer look at Liberty can visit the Pal-V showroom in Munich, Germany. It's the first flying car pop-up showroom in Germany, and it will be open to customers until the end of this month.

The Liberty flying car is also highly versatile. It's not limited to private use but is also excellent for multiple applications, including first response, policing, and defense. In addition to private orders, the Netherlands-based air mobility company has also secured collaborations with industry partners like Kuwait Airways and Primus Aero. Earlier this year, Pal-V also partnered with SkyAngels Air Ambulance, a UK-based provider of emergency medical transportation.

By the end of next year, we might see the first private owners of this highly-anticipated flying car taking their limited-edition luxury toy for a spin.

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