We first introduced Carl Dietrich, a MIT prodigy, and his awesome idea of creating the worlds' first flying car in February this year and now perhaps when the dream is finally coming true let's tighten our seat belts to zip around with the Terrafugia Transition and whet our insatiable desire to fly, at least to some extent.
Terrafugia is now taking pre-orders for Transition, and so is Moller for its M400 Skycar, which no doubt scores above the Transition in design and class, but here we are talking of technology and the ability to beat the ever-powerful gravity with ease and style, and which is the best, only time will tell .
As reported earlier by different sources, the Moller M400 Skycar will be launched with an estimated price of $500,000, depending on delivery position, however, Terrafugia, which means, 'escape from the earth', will launch its Transition 'personal air vehicle' for $148,000, which apparently seems far-fetched in comparison.
The Transition comes with foldable wings and can fly and drive on road with perfection. It is expected to be ready for production by 2009 with a working prototype available in 2008.
Fuel capacity would be 20 gallons, 120 mile per hour cruising speed at 75% power. 30 miles per gallon in the air or city with 40 miles to the gallon on the highway. The maximum wingspan would be 325in (27ft), Maximum length 225in (18.75ft), Height would be 80in (6.75ft) and width when folded up 80in (6.75ft).