Why Drive When You Can Fly?

By KBB.com Editors on January 26, 2009 10:13 AM
Between the advent of fuel cells and electric-car technology, it was only a matter of time before someone looked toward the next advancement in automobiles: taking them to the sky. Terrafugia, a firm founded by MIT students, has created a "roadable aircraft" that is fittingly named the Transition, as it symbolizes the hybridization between a car and a plane. The idea is simple: you drive the car to a runway, unfold the wings and take off. Upon landing safely on another runway, you can drive around normally at your destination. One tank of regular unleaded gas can yield up to 500 miles of flying time, but we're guessing there won't be an EPA estimate for city/highway mileage just yet. This neat idea comes with a hefty price tag of $194,000; so unless you can afford it, we'd suggest saving your pennies and keeping your mind grounded for now. Photo courtesy of Terrafugia