The future is here! When people predicted what they believed the future would hold, flying cars is always a common answer, and behold, it’s finally come to life.
According to the DailyMail, the world’s first flying car is set to go on the market at the beginning of next month. The first ever two-seat hybrid electric vehicle has been introduced and has scheduled its pre-sales to start by mid-October. The manufacturer, Terrafugia, which belongs to the parent company of Volvo, claims that the flying car can fly up to 400 miles at speeds close to 100 mph.
The car, now called the Transition, is not only able to fly but can be used to drive as well. The manufacturer says that the Transition can switch between driving and flying modes in less than a minute, and is set to be delivered to customers early next year. The price for this futuristic flying car has yet to be divulged, but we will soon discover the price tag, as preliminary sales for the first of its models will begin this month, although we’re sure there’s a lot of zero’s to be expected!
The state of the art vehicle contains a hybrid-electric motor, upgraded seats, luggage storage, improved seat belts and airbags and countless other features that set them apart from your average four-wheel drive. In addition to the safety and comfort features, the Transition also comes equipped with rear-view cameras and a new parachute system.
Terrafugia is also introducing a “boost” mood, which gives a “brief burst of extra power while flying” — that sounds like a feature from a video game if you ask us! The Transition has since been certified as a Light Sports Aircraft by the Federal Aviation Administration back in 2016, and although it’s deemed as “Light”, we’re sure it will way heavy on our wallets!
Although this mode of transportation sounds incredible, not just your average person can operate it. Consumers will need a pilot’s license to drive the Transition and follow all rules and regulations set forth by the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration.
The company claims they created the vehicle to be of use for pilots to land at small airports and drive straight home in the two-in-one vehicle. We must admit, this sounds amazing! Let us know if you’d try out the Transition.