Flying cars – is perhaps the most cherished dream of science fiction fans. Writers and scientists anticipate this form of transport for nearly a hundred years. And finally their dream has come true. Transition from the company Terrafugia – the project is not a flying car , it’s actually an existing vehicle, which goes on sale in just a few months!
The site we have repeatedly seen flying car concepts. As an example, looking to the heavens car YEE-beetle from Chinese designers and engineers. But the Terrafugia Transition – this is the first really exists such a vehicle, which came into production.
By the end of 2012 will be released hundreds of flying cars. Happy owners of the first copies of Terrafugia Transition will be those who believe the company-manufacturer a few years ago and made a deposit of 10,000 dollars. Overall, the cost of car-plane is 279 thousand dollars.
For the money the buyer will receive a two-seater, which has folding wings. It is quite possible to ride on the roads, accelerating to 200 kilometers per hour. And if you spread your wings, you can and take off. To do this, Terrafugia Transition will need a flat stretch of road length of 1700 meters with more or less normal asphalt.
Maximum speed is 185 Terrafugia Transition kilometers per hour, cruising – 172 km / h (fuel consumption in this case – 5 liters per hour). And considering that the tank in the car-plane has a capacity of 23 liters, it turns out that the boundary of its range of flight – almost 800 kilometers. Very economical vehicle, I must say! One of the advantages Terrafugia Transition can also be noted compact size, allowing to keep the plane in the usual garage, and almost complete independence from the situation on the road (he was not afraid of traffic jams, traffic lights, turns, and poor road surfaces).
The company Terrafugia claim that they were able to obtain all permits and safety certificates to now begin production Terrafugia Transition.