Ever since you were little, didn't you DREAM of the days cars would fly? Of course you did. Well, in true Jetsons form the flying car has arrived. The 2012 New York International Auto Show kicked off this weekend, and among all the high revvin' sports cars and fancy eco-friendly models -- there lies the future. Meet the 2013 Terrafugia Transition car. Or should I say plane? Holy wowzers! It flies!
Yup, almost 100 people have already coughed up the $10,000 deposit for the two-seater that will fly at about 100 mph, and drive up to 80. Clearly, it's not gonna get you anywhere faster than say, a commercial airliner. But who gives a crap!? YOU WOULD OWN A FLYING CAR.
Of course, the model costs a pretty penny. Well, a lot of pennies. $279,000 to be exact. What do you think, is it worth it?
Check out the car unfold its wings, here:
I mean, it's cool right? I guess, aesthetically speaking, it isn't the hottest looking ride on the market. But again, this thing FLIES. I am a little concerned about the visibility when the car's in drive mode. How do you check your side mirrors with those big wings in the way?
Nevertheless, will people buy it? Sure, it's another massively unnecessary expensive piece of machinery that says "I'm cooler than you," so of course. Will they be all over the roads? Yeah, I'm gonna go with a big N-O on that one.
With that said, if you are looking to buy one of these beauts there is one other eensy thing to note: You're gonna need a pilot's license. Once you've got that (and the almost $300K) you're all set!
What do you think about the flying car?