£270k flying car will drive on roads and soar over traffic in ‘world first’

"The world's first real flying car" worth £270,000 is set to hit our roads and skies soon.

Alef Aeronautics' Model A will still drive on roads, but can take off and soar above traffic jams to beat the rush hour queues.

The California-based firm says their car is the only one that can do this.

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It uses existing urban infrastructure for driving and parking to get about, but Alef hope it could travel on sky highways in the future.

They plan to make first deliveries of the Model A in 2025 having opened pre-sale on Wednesday (October 19).

Described as a "solution to the issues of modern congestion", the Model A has a 200mile range on the ground and a 110mile range when flying.

Alef's CEO Jim Dukhovny said: "The Alef Model is a modern solution for both urban and rural transportation needs in the 21st century because it is the fastest and most convenient transport ever created from the point of origin to the final destination.

"By enabling consumers to choose driving or flying mode, the Alef flying car allows the optimal path depending on road conditions, weather and infrastructure."

The company say they have been test flying a full-size prototype of the Model A since 2019.

They explained: "It has a distributed electric propulsion system, no exposed propellers, extensive software flight stabilisation and safety system, elevon stabilisation system, and all wheel driving.

"Key safety components include triple to octuple redundancy of all key components, real-time thousand point diagnostics, pre-flight reject start diagnostics, obstacle detection and avoidance among others."

The Alef team have been working on their flying car since 2015, backed by a variety of high-profile investors.

They are also working on additional models including a four-person sedan called the Model Z, scheduled to be introduced in 2035 at £31,000.

It will be capable of flying over 330miles with a driving range of over 220miles.

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