'World's First Production Flying Car' Will Take Off In 2020

The PAL-V Liberty Pioneer is now taking orders for those who want their very own flying car.
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A year after the PAL-V made its debut at the Geneva International Motor Show, the "world's first production flying car" is finally ready to take off. 

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The Dutch design firm is now taking orders on an inaugural, limited-edition version of the part-gyrocopter, part-car, part-motorcycle dubbed the PAL-V Liberty Pioneer

As New Atlas notes, specs remain largely the same as previously promised. In drive mode, the dual-engined three-wheeler has a top land speed of 100 mph and a max range of just over 817 miles. 

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The PAL-V can be readied for flight by pulling out the tail section and unfolding a pair of rotor blades. Once airborne, it can soar at speeds of up to 112 mph over a 310-mile range.

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Maximum altitude is just over 11,480 feet, and landing only requires 98 feet of runway—the only catch is that the PAL-V requires a pilot's license to operate in flight mode. 

PAL-V Liberty Pioneer (1)

What makes the Pioneer edition special are its high-end upgrades. The exterior shell comes decked out in hand-laid carbon fiber parts and a two-tone paint coat, while the cockpit gets exclusive leather, lightweight aviation aluminum and an Electric Flight Instrument System. 

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Only 90 Liberty Pioneers will be produced, with the first shipments scheduled for 2019. Upon delivery, buyers will receive a familiarization course and introductory training sessions.  


"The Pioneer Edition is for those that want to be part of the group of 90 that writes history with us," said PAL-V CEO Robert Dingemanse. 

"They will be at the forefront of a mobility revolution, where we will no longer have cars that can only drive.

Head to their website to order the PAL-V Liberty Pioneer for $600,000.