For anyone who is a fan of ‘Back to the Future’, a world where microwave pizza doubles in size and freeways in the sky still hold a dreamlike possibility you are in luck. Now, at least the latter half of the infamous ‘Back to the Future Part II’ film has become a reality.
Premiering at the New York International Auto Show this year, the flying car fantasy has come straight out of a movie screen; sort of. Looking more like a small airplane than the DeLorean we came to know and love in the famous ‘80s flick, the Transition created by Terrafugia will spread its wings at the New York International Auto Show this week.
People aren’t scoffing at this new ‘car’ that fits in your garage but takes off with a jet engine propeller, instead they are ordering the prototype. Priced at $300,000 for the inaugural commercial machine, technology gurus are already biting at the bit to drive the thing. While we don’t expect the airways to get busy with 5 o’clock traffic, at 100 miles an hour you’re sure to get to places a lot faster. Will there will cops to regulate air speeds soon?
The Transition won’t blend in well with your typical sedan, but it does make a statement when fitting inside smaller aircraft sheds or typical car garages. The wings of the Transition actually fold up mechanically, allowing the possibility of a freeway drive and storage. The Transition team offers sport pilot training (only 20 hours of flight time are required, according to Terrafugia’s website), and buyers can pre-order their flying car with a mere $10,000 deposit. Reserve yours today.