Flying Car Completes Its First Flight, Promises to Be Totally Unaffordable
Mar 23, 2009 17:05
We've been promised flying cars in sci-fi for so long, we've forgotten that by god, we're owed them. This "Transition" aircraft is a pretty decent first step, but we've got a ways to go.
We've reported on the Terrafugia Transition before, but it finally completed its first flight, which means we're all closer to owning a sweet hovercraft. Terrafugia, which is Latin for "escape from land," promises that this new Transition model will achieve about four hours of air travel at 180 km/hr, and is equipped to drive on land as well, small enough even to park in a garage. Unfortunately, it'll run you about $194,000 and require a pilot's license to operate. Terrafugia is aiming for a 2011 release.
It's not as cool as Blade Runner's Spinners, and it doesn't time travel like the famous Delorean, but it is real. I guess that's the trade-off, right? [CBC]
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