Alef has unveiled what it claims is the first true flying car.

The Model A will be able to take off vertically and fly for 110km (68 miles).

Firm hopes to compete in a market occupied by rivals such as AirCar and Pal-V gyrocopter.

Alef has designed a car that transforms into a biplane for longer flights.

The top surface of the Model A's exterior is a mesh so that air can pass through to eight propellers inside the body which provide lift.

Alef has also produced a video visualising the transition.