While it sounds like an opening scene in a new George Lucas film, the fantasy is no longer science fiction — its finally here. Terrafugia, a Massachusetts-based automotive group, appears to have made a tremendous jump in the much-awaited creation of the flying car.
For years, many researchers and scientists have been returning to the drawing board to bring the elusive construct into reality. Despite many efforts however, engineers and researchers still could not figure out how to create a flying car. In fact, it wasn’t until researchers changed their thinking that they had an “aha moment” — and began working on a street-legal plane. And so, the company with an eye for the future began working on new designs.
Terraguia’s Transition, the company’s light sport aircraft, will be available for purchase later in 2012. After its appearance at the New York Auto Show, people have already started placing orders for the new vehicle/aircraft. While it will take some time before this modern day phenomenon becomes more commonplace, the mere idea of it as an option is phenomenal. But, before you run out to buy one for yourself, be sure to bring your wallet. Terrafugia’s new street legal plane will set you back $279,000. Consider it an astonishing price for the future. Take a look at the mock-up version of the Transition from Terrafugia below.