Pal-V Launches 112mph Flying Car At Geneva Motor Show

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Image Credit: PAL-V International B.V./Motor1.com

This year's Geneva Motor Show has produced innumerable technological wonders, each one contributing in its own way to the remarkable innovation of the automotive industry. Perhaps chief of them all is Pal-V's Liberty, the world's first production flying car.

With prices ranging from £268,000 to just under half a million pounds (US $372,000 - $693,000) the Liberty has a top speed of 99mph on land and can do an impressive 112mph in the air. It houses two passengers and has a range of 817 miles on land and 311 miles in the air.

The Liberty is technically a gyrocopter, or auto-gyro, which means that it has helicopter-style blades which rotate freely to generate lift, whilst two 100 horsepower engines provide power via a separate propeller at the rear.

James Bond flew something similar in the 1967 film, You Only Live Twice.

This is the gyrocopter flown by James Bond in You Only Live Twice. Its manufacturers nicknamed it Little Nellie - Image Credit: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images/BBC

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Here is the BBC's coverage of the launch

​All images credited to PAL-V International B.V. Video and coverage credit to BBC.

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  • Honestly waited so long for this that I dont even care at this point.

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  • So that car should be able to fly no matter who your passenger is, or does it depend on how much you had for breakfast that day?

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