There will be some day when we will see a traffic jam in the sky. Yes, what you heard is right. Flying car, ‘The Transition’ car or plane prototype vehicle is recently launched at New York International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City along with other hottest cars like Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Prius C, Lincoln MKZ, Nissan Altima, McLaren MP4-12C, and more – which you will be made available soon in showrooms.
Flying car ‘The Transition’ made by Terrafugia Inc., based in Woburn, MA, is a growing aerospace company founded by pilots and engineers from MIT and supported by a world-class network of advisors and private investors. “The successful first flight of this Production Prototype Transition® marks a critical move toward initial production and first delivery,” said COO Anna Mracek Dietrich.
Flying car ‘The Transition’, weighs 970 lbs (440 kg) and has automated electromechanical folding wings, which runs on gasoline and can fly in the air for around 115 miles per hour, 185 km/h with a range of around 425 miles and also gives 35 mpg (6.7L/100km) mileage on road. Flying car will cost about $279,000 – which can be ordered with a refundable $10,000 airframe reservation. More specifications about this Transition can be found in their official website – Terrafugia – Transition® the Roadable Light Sport Aircraft : The Vehicle.
Terrafugia’s Transition Prototype:
Col. Phil Meteer, (Ret). test Pilot shared his experience about this flying car – ‘The Transition':
Flying Car Lands at the NY Auto Show:
Car Tech: Terrafugia Transition takes flight:
As many futuristic vehicles failed to drive in the success route, will have to wait and see whether this Flying Car will make a history.
Let’s wish Terrafugia Inc. all good luck on their launch – hard work will always pay off.