Tuesday, April 20, 2010
The Terrafugia Transition was developed by former Nasa engineers. The car is powered by a 100bhp engine, used on both the ground and in the air. The company is based in Massachusetts. It can transform itself from a two-seater car on the road into a plane within, the makers say, 15 seconds.
Here is a video of it's test flight:
The manufacturers say the car will be able to fly up to 500 miles on a single tank of petrol.
It reportedly has a cruising speed of 115mph.
The car/plane is expected to go on sale to the public in about 18 months' time. Designer Car Dietrich says there are 40 orders in for the machine, which costs around £132,000 (approx $280,000). However, its makers insist that is still a good price for an aeroplane.
Car Insurance or Plane Insurance...and take-off locations - it is generally illegal to take off from a road!
Visit the Terrafugia Website