Saturday, 3 March 2012

Flying car 'Transition Roadable Aircraft' by Terrafugia to be showcased at New York auto show, launch by year end

The flying car, developed by Massachusettes-based company Terrafugia, will make its first public appearance at the New York International Auto show here in April. The car, technically called the 'Transition Roadable Aircraft', has foldable wings, which tuck in when it is on the road. It converts into a flying machine within 30 seconds.

With a full tank, the car can fly for 460 miles at the speed of 110 miles per hour. Terrafugia has said it expects the Transition to be ready for sale by the end of the year. It is expected to sell for USD 279,000 and about 100 of the aircraft/car have already been booked.

The 2012 New York International Auto Show will be held from April 6 through the 15th.

Terrafugia, an aerospace company, was founded by pilots and engineers from the Massachusettes Institute of Technology.

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