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Just seen this on the TopGear website lol

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Flying Dutchman

No matter how many attempts litter automotive history, the temptation of a flying car just won't go away.

The latest to float the idea is the PAL-V, which stands for Personal Air and Land Vehicle.

What makes the PAL-V stand out is that there are no bulky wings, just some neat rotors on the roof that fold away when not in use.

Instead of trying to make a car that flies or a plane that drives, PAL-V has come up with a gyrocopter than can do a bit of both.

On the road, the three-wheeler uses a normal car engine that can also run on biofuel. But if congestion looms, you pop up the rotors.

They act like a wing to provide lift, but forward motion is generated by a propeller that unfolds from behind the cabin.

Designed to fly at heights of up to 4,000ft, the PAL-V can reach speeds of 125mph on land and in the air, and it only needs a very short strip to take off and land from.

With a range of 340 miles, the PAL-V could take you from London to Newcastle in one hop.

No prices have yet been announced for the PAL-V, but its Dutch builder reckons it should be on sale within the next two years.

At which point, presumably, pigs will fly. With an accompanying farmer, of course.


Looks fun! lol, one way to beat the traffic :p:
 

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rofl dont think it will go, imagine 2,000,000 people in the skies with these.....they'd be dropping out of the sky like flys lol
 

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They do come up with some weird cars the dutch lol. Wasn't that mad 3 wheel bike thing that leaned over when u went round corners dutch aswell?

reno;781854 said:
i'd guess they where shmoken the weed when they came up with that.
 

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CORDY_SXMAN;781978 said:
They do come up with some weird cars the dutch lol. Wasn't that mad 3 wheel bike thing that leaned over when u went round corners dutch aswell?
WHAT!?!?!? There was a Mercedes that did that. and we do make some good cars like Spykers. It's just DAF that let down their reputation.
 
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