Thursday, April 05, 2012

Car and Airplane all in one.....

This $279,000 ride can go 70 mph on the ground and reach gridlock-beating altitudes of 1,800 feet.


A $279,000 ride that can go 70 mph on the ground and reach gridlock-beating altitudes is poised to steal the spotlight at this year’s New York Auto Show.

Dubbed the “Transition,” the two-seater runs on premium unleaded gas, and its fold-up wings expand to 26 feet 6 inches.

“This is an airplane you can keep in your garage,” said Richard Gersh, vice president of Terrafugia, the flying car’s Massachusetts manufacturer.

“People have been trying for flying cars since not long after the Wright brothers. But the technology didn’t exist to pull it off,” said Gersh, boasting that the cartoon dream-mobile of the Space Age Jetsons is now a reality.

FLYING CAR SOARS IN THE AIR IN FIRST TEST FLIGHT

The roadable aircraft won federal approval last month and reached an altitude of 1,800 feet in a test flight.

It gets 35 miles per gallon on the road and about 20 in the air.

Owners will have to take 20 hours of flight training to pilot it.

The sky is the limit for the winged-wheels’ potential market, said Gersh. About 100 customers have already plunked down $10,000 deposits to own the first one on their block.

Besides having little room for luggage, the other drawback is that drivers have to take off and land from an airport — unless they’re in Alaska or Montana, where pilots are allowed to use roadways as runways.

Terrafugia, formed in 2006, has about two dozen employees, mostly engineers and technicians. The company is also helping the government develop a flying Humvee for the Marine Corps.

Gersh said the flying car gets more attention on the highway than a Maserati.

“We had people running out of the house with their cameras,” Gersh said of a recent test run. “This is a wild car.”

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW now Niggers and Spics can have Fly Bye shootings...

I Voted For Obama said...

Can I get one on my LINK card?

I Voted For Obama said...

Can I get one on my LINK card?

Anonymous said...

Those will sell well in this economy.

19th ward blogger said...

Can you post this Update?

Telephonegate Update: Dart now admits he pushed for multi-million dollar contract with Securus Technologies. Just a few weeks ago he denied any involvement until WBEZ obtained intra-departmental emails from Dart's Staff!

http://19thwardpolitics.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

I would hate to be the one stuck taking the first crash report involving one, or even a pair, of these. Have to declare that he was taking off in the middle of Elston and Montrose and airborne by inches so it is an FAA case squad. Imagine road rage cases turning into bombing and strafing runs? Holy crap!

Anonymous said...

I bet Rahm is already think of how he can get speeding cameras in the air.

Anonymous said...

I'll wait for this one, looks better anyway.

http://pal-v.com/

Anonymous said...

Not interested in that contraption. I'll just stick with my Cessna 182 RG!!! A REAL airplane!

Mark12A said...

Not interested in that contraption. I'll just stick with my Cessna 182 RG!!! A REAL airplane!

Ditto that. I want a car that drives and an airplane that flies. However, I'll take multitasking in a woman, though.

Anonymous said...

Chief hillbilly walrus whale ass sucks cock.

You can find the Hillbilly walrus whale ass @ WWW.SSACOP look for the walrus with the lard and bad mustache.

NEIL BERGSTEIN said...

YEA, these should go over well in districts like Austin or Englewood.
Gee, when they take one of these at gunpoint can we go back to calling them hyjackings???

Anonymous said...

Does it have the Chevy Volt Engine?
Does it come with Wing gun's as an option? if not Fuck it douche bags will be crashing the first month They go on sale.

Anonymous said...

@ Mark 12A: Amen to that!

Anonymous said...

"You'd never catch me. I'd activate my car's wings and fly away!" Rod Farva.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if you could mount a Ma Deuce on it?

tucsonbob said...

Flyover of Dan Ryan now possible.
DOJ will investigate for flying racial profiling.

Anonymous said...

Wonder if this thing could fly if niggers put their nigger rims on it? You imagine all the niggers falling out of the sky? Niggers always run out of gas do this would be cool to watch these mutton heads get killed slamming into the ground! Awesome

Anonymous said...

Will the SHITHEADS get the boot on the plane if they don't pay those tickets?? Why do I needs a city sticker??

Anonymous said...

Jo-Jo Bear will figure out how to peel the column on these things within an hour of them hitting the market.

Aldo Raine

Anonymous said...

For $279,000, I can continue to drive my Ford SUV for the rest of my life!

Jimmy Hoffa. Teamster City

Anonymous said...

I like it but i can seriously see it breaking down, on the road not so bad in the air...disaster.

Sky King said...

THis guy is a johnny come lately. Molt Taylor designed and flew the AereCar around 1950.