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If you’re des­per­ate to get your hands on a fly­ing car as soon as pos­si­ble, PAL-V’s Lib­erty is your best bet. The Dutch com­pany re­cently an­nounced that it is of­fi­cially tak­ing pre-or­ders for the Lib­erty, the world’s very first cer­ti­fied com­mer­cial fly­ing car. But there are a few is­sues. You’ll need a pilot’s li­cence, of course, and you’ll also need close to R8 mil­lion ly­ing around if you want the top-spec Pi­o­neer (R5.5 mil­lion for the cheaper Sport). Most wor­ry­ingly, how­ever, it doesn’t look ter­ri­bly cool. In the air, it looks like a he­li­copter. On the ground it looks like... a he­li­copter. It’s not a DeLorean, that’s for sure. Still, it has a top speed of 160km/h on the ground and 180km/h in the air. It flies, it drives, it’s a fly­ing car that you can buy.

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