We have all envisioned flying cars for as long as we can remember, but how soon in the future? Well, apparently much sooner than expected.
The company Terrafugia is going to begin production with their flying cars on 2019 and next month you will be able to preorder your very own if you’ve got the money to put behind it. While it comes with a high ticket price, it might be well worth your dollars.
While it is a bit slower than most other aircrafts, it should be able to get you where you need to go. It will be known as the Transition and has folding wings that can be retracted when the driver wants to use the vehicle on land/roads. According to Xinhua, presales will begin in October and that the transition will cost around 300 thousand dollars. This will be the world’s first practical flying car according to the company.
Along with this flying vehicle the company is working on a transport system they are calling the TF-2. This one being a much larger craft that features a pod that can be carried by several means. While all of this might come off as a bit overwhelming, I am sure you cannot wait to see these vehicles in action.
Terrafugia’s website goes over the Transition as follows:
One vehicle, two modes of travel. The Transition seats two and converts from drive mode to flight mode in under a minute with just the push of a button. Eliminating the hassle of hangar storage, ground transportation, and aviation fuel, the Transition fuels up with automotive gas and can be stored in your home garage.
Fly up to 400 miles at top speeds up to 100 mph. On the ground, drive at highway speeds. The Transition is creating a unique standard for safety in Air-Ground vehicles and includes a parachute, crumple zone, advanced avionics, rearview cameras and more.
You can click here to see a facts sheet on the transition for yourself. It is truly fascinating. While you will need both a driver’s license and a sport pilot certificate, this might be a vehicle worth adding to your collection. To learn more about the Transition by seeing it in action please feel free to check out the video below.
(Image Via: Terrafugia)
Thanks to What The Future for the featured video.