Terrafugia Transition flying car

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The dream of a flying car has been around since the 50ies, when the first prototypes were made. However, no viable, serially produced models have emerged up to this date, something which might be about to change. According to the manufacturers, the Terrafugia Transition is a “roadable aircraft” with foldable wings, which runs on gasoline, which will be available to consumers by the end of 2009 and which will cost approximately $200 000.

The “roadable aircraft” designation comes from the fact that even though you can drive it on the road, and technically you could also take off from any sufficiently long road,you will need to get it to an airport for any airborne activities due to regulations. Once there, you initiate the wing unfolding procedure,after which you are ready to go.

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