What if your future car were a plane?
After a long testing period, the Terrafugia Transition has gotten official approval from the Federal Aviation Administration in the US as an LSA—reserved for small charter planes—category aircraft. The wings on the Transition close in some 30 seconds. As soon as the wings are out of the way, the Transition, well, transitions, into a front wheel drive vehicle with top speeds of 65 miles per hour, consuming a very reasonable 2 gallons every 60 miles. In the air, it reaches top speeds of 115 miles per hour with a 460-mile fuel autonomy. For a model delivered in 2011, you can order here. It only costs a measly $194,000 (and I don’t get a commission for my services!), so order now ;-).