Street-legal aeroplane unveiled at New York Auto Show
A small aviation company has created the first car licensed to fly as well as drive.
The Transition, made by Massachusetts-based Terrafugia, features two seats, four wheels and retractable wings, and was unveiled at the New York International Auto Show over the weekend.
It is the first vehicle to meet the standards of both America’s Federal Aviation Administration and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
With a full tank of Premium 91-octane fuel, the Transition should have a range of 644 miles. It is, however, currently restricted to US domestic flights only.
The Transition is expected to be made commercially available in 2013 at a price tag of around £176,000.
There are currently 100 pre-orders for the Transition, which equals a waiting list of two-to-three years at Terrafugia’s small production facility.
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