The World's First Flying Car Has Been Approved And Is Taking Preorders At The Cheap Price Of $300,000

USA TODAY: Under experimental status, the first flying car has officially been cleared for take off.

This week, Alef Aeronautics revealed its flying car “Model A" was granted legal permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to test run the vehicle on the road and in the sky − a move needed before it can be released to the public.

Alef is the first company to receive a Special Airworthiness Certification from the FAA, the company said in a news release. The certification limits the locations and purpose for which the vehicle is allowed to fly.

The vehicle will also need to meet National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration safety standards before taking flight.

The flying car is now available for preorder, the Santa Clara, California-based company posted on its website. Carrying one or two occupants, the vehicle will sell for about $300,000.

The "Model A" is 100% electric, drivable on public roads and has vertical takeoff and landing capabilities, the company wrote in its release.

The car will be a Low Speed Vehicle, meaning it won’t go faster than about 25 miles per hour on a paved surface. If a driver needs a faster route, they will be able to use the vehicle's flight capabilities, according to Alef.

As of Friday, presales were open, with interested customers able to pay a $150 deposit to get on the waiting list, or $1,500 for a priority spot on the list's queue.

's finally happening! A new billionaire death vehicle has launched! Death by sky electric boogaloo. Delivery is slated to begin in late 2025?! I feel like we're already twenty years late on this based off how fast they said technology was going to advance back in the day. They were saying we were gonna get flying cars in like 1936. These apparently are affordable for "most people" and not just the rich, so by all means count me in. $300,000? Less than a Lamborghini Huracan STO? That's nothing!

Imagine forgetting to charge your flying car and it just comes down like a meteor? Pure scenes:

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A more cynical person might choose to see the negatives of something like this, like the fact that we've had gas cars since like the 1880's or some shit and still can't figure that out completely, but not I. Not only do you have to check your blind spots but now you gotta clear a lane change with the fellas over in the air traffic control tower? Tell me a real world of this doesn't sound amazing: 

Roads? Where we are going we don't need roads! 

We finally made it to the Jetsons.