Terrafugia Transition Flying Car Gets FAA Approval for Takeoff

terrafugia-transition-in-flight-modeFlying cars are something we didn’t actually expect to ever see in our lifetime, but we might just be wrong about that after all. The Terrafugia Transition Flying Car, which has been in development since 2006 has finally received approval to operate in the sky by the Federal Aviation Administration. The Terrafugia Transition Flying Car is a project of a team of MIT engineers  who have worked for years to get this “car” permission to fly in the skies. The Terrafugia Transition Flying Car is now being classified as a Light Sport Aircraft and was actually tipping the scales by weighing 1430 pounds, which is 110 pounds over legal limit for a Light Sport Aircraft. However it finally got approval to be used since it does have airbags, on-road safety equipment, and crumple zones.
Under the hood the Transition has a 100 horsepower engine and is able to reach 115mph. The Terrafugia Transition Flying Car will run you $194,000.  Now if only it wasn’t so damn ugly! This is not at all what we imagined our first flying car to be…

(Via MotorTrend)


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