Flying car to become a reality soon

Updated: April 03, 2012 15:18 IST
Flying cars aren't just science fiction anymore. Your dream of flying in a four-wheeler will soon become true. Woburn, Mass-based Terrafugia Inc has said its prototype flying car has completed its first flight, bringing the company closer to its goal of selling it next year.
Flying car to become a reality soon
Flying cars aren't just science fiction anymore. Your dream of flying in a four-wheeler will soon come true. Woburn, Mass-based Terrafugia Inc has said its prototype flying car has completed its first flight, bringing the company closer to its goal of selling it next year.

Source: Terrafugia Inc
Flying car to become a reality soon
The vehicle — dubbed the Transition — has two seats, four wheels and wings that fold up so it can be driven like a car. Last month, it flew at 1,400 feet for eight minutes. Commercial jets fly at 35,000 feet.

Source: Terrafugia Inc
Flying car to become a reality soon
The car is expected to cost around Rs 1,42,29,000. And it won't help if you are stuck in traffic. The car needs a runway.

Around 100 people have already put down Rs 5,00,000 in deposit to get a Transition when they go on sale. These numbers will likely rise after Terrafugia introduces the Transition to the public later in the week at the New York Auto Show.

Source: Terrafugia Inc
Flying car to become a reality soon
The flying car has always had a special place in the American imagination. The Transition can reach around 112 km per hour on the road and 184 in the air.

Source: Terrafugia Inc
Flying car to become a reality soon
It flies using a 87-litre tank of automotive fuel and burns 18 litre per hour in the air. On the ground, it gets 55 km per gallon. 1 gallon = 3.78 ltr

Source: Terrafugia Inc

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