PAL-V has unveiled a production model of its limited-edition flying car, the Liberty Pioneer. The vehicle is on display at the Geneva International Motor Show in Switzerland until March 17, 2019.
The company says this edition will be limited to 90 pieces, with deliveries starting in 2020. It is based on the PAL-V Liberty design, which was unveiled in 2018. The Pioneer edition features a full leather interior, aviation aluminum parts and hand-laid carbon parts.
“Last year we already announced that we were going to start with a limited edition of the PAL-V Liberty,” said Robert Dingemanse, CEO at PAL-V.
“Among other features, the PAL-V Liberty Pioneer Edition is equipped with a dual-control cockpit and the Electronic Flight Instrument System. The full carbon package clearly distinguishes the Pioneer from the standard Liberty, as well as a tailor-made interior and exclusive characteristic two-tone color scheme.
“The Pioneer Edition is for those that want to be part of a unique group that writes history with us. They will be at the forefront of a mobility revolution, where we will no longer have cars that can only drive. They will be the first car flyers in their country, fly-driving to any destination.”
PAL-V has developed its vehicle to comply with existing regulations. “Although more and more flying concepts are announced, only a handful of companies work on a real flying car: one that can both fly and drive, ideal for city to city mobility,” said Mike Stekelenburg, chief engineer at PAL-V.
“The combination offers unprecedented freedom: personal door-to-door flying mobility. The gyroplane principle not only provides us with a safe and easy-to-operate flying car, but it also enables us to make it compact and within existing regulations, which is the most important factor to build a useable flying car.”