Blog: Glenn BrooksThe flying car is cleared for take off

Glenn Brooks | 12 March 2012

Will its sales take off?

Will its sales take off?

Terrafugia's revolutionary flying car will have its global motor show debut at New York in a few weeks' time.

The vehicle, which has been under development for many years, crosses over from a car to a plane thanks to a design that incorporates folding wings. It will cost US$279,000.

Whilst the Terrafugia Transition has been approved for road use in the US by the NHTSA, it must still take off and land only at airports or airstrips.

The firm says launching the Transition at the NYIAS is logical, as the show "is a venue from which we can show the first practical street-legal airplane to the world while meeting the people who will be part of its commercial success in the years to come".


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