World Car News #Update
You are still wondering why there is usually so much buzz around the Geneva Motor Show? Maybe the simple reason is that it is the platform for the unveiling of the most unconventional vehicles we get to see for each year.
One of the major highlights of the 88th Motor Show which lasted the whole of last week is the invention from the overtly smart scientists at the Dutch firm PAL-V. They unveiled their latest vehicle which happens to be an actual flying car.
One part Prius, one part Apache, the PAL-V seats two, has a top-speed of 100 mph by ground and 112 mph by air and boasts a maximum altitude of 11,000 feet. It can travel up to 350 miles on a single tank of gas and comes with gratis flight training lessons. Here are some things you should take to mind though.
- It takes about ten minutes to convert the vehicle to and from flight mode, which can only be done manually.
- It comes in two pricing options: The “Sport”, which clocks in at a cool $399,000, and the “Pioneer”, which will lighten your load to the tune of $599,000. Power heating is not standard on the Sport edition.
- Production is not expected to begin until 2019 and a $10,000 non-refundable fee is to be deposited just to get your name on the waiting list.