Theodore's World: ‘Transition’ Flying Cars Approved as ‘Street Legal’

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July 15, 2011

‘Transition’ Flying Cars Approved as ‘Street Legal’

‘Transition’ Flying Cars Approved as ‘Street Legal’

the Transition(R) "Flying Car" has now been unveiled to the world.

The vehicle costs roughly $250,000 and requires a $10,000 deposit to order one. But while that may seem pricey, owners who buy one might actually end up saving some money: developers say the vehicle gets about 30-35 miles per gallon on the road.


Terrafugia has been developing the futuristic vehicle since 2008. Below, you can catch a glimpse of the vehicle in action courtesy of the company: confirms the Transition is the first of its kind, and gives some of the specs:

The Transition requires a 520 metres strip to take off over a 15m tall obstacle and is capable of cruising at around 200km/h. The unique craft also has a range of around 700km before it needs to land and refuel. Interestingly, the Transition apparently has an average fuel consumption of 7.8L/100km on the road.

The automobile can convert in about 30 seconds with a touch of a button, and is operated by both a steering wheel and a joystick:

It measures 19ft long and just 5ft 6ins wide when the wings are folded up, but they have a full span of 27ft.

It has a top speed of 65mph on the road, but that soars to 115mph in the air.

Drivers can convert it from a two-seater road car to a plane in less than 30 seconds with the touch of a button.

It doesn’t have a gearstick, but on the road can be controlled with brake and accelerator pedals and a steering wheel like an ordinary car. In the air it is operated with a joystick near the steering wheel.


Wild Thing's comment.......

God bless America! I love that the American attitude is not dead. Keep inventing, keep dreaming and creating.

This car/plane is cool!!!

Posted by Wild Thing at July 15, 2011 01:50 AM


This sounds like a Berry bomb. Only an idle mind can come up with something like this. Where/how are they going to take off on a freeway in Los Angles or any large city. Only the elite will crap like this.

Posted by: Mark at July 15, 2011 07:34 AM

Hotdamn!!! I want one ! :)

Posted by: dawulf at July 15, 2011 11:00 AM

It looks like something that would be in the next James Bond film.

Mark I agree, it would be useless in Los Angels or any large city.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 16, 2011 02:16 AM