Thu, 05 Apr 2012 09:11:31 GMT
Flying car: Terrafugia Transition

The Transition can reach around 115 km per hour on the road and 185 in the air. It flies using a 87-litre tank of automotive fuel and burns 19 litres per hour in the air

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Flying cars aren't just science fiction anymore.

Woburn, Massachusetts-based Terrafugia Inc. said that its prototype flying car has completed its first flight, bringing the company closer to its goal of selling the flying car within the next year. The vehicle -- dubbed the Transition -- has two seats, four wheels and wings that fold up so it can be driven like a car. Last month, it flew at 1,400 feet for eight minutes. Commercial jets fly at 35,000 feet.