St. Petersburg, FL – The federal government says a flying car called the Transition is street legal. The company that makes the vehicle, Terrafugia, expects the Transition to hit the road or air late next year.
Priced at roughly $250,000, Terrafugia says they have already pre-sold 100 of the vehicles.
Richard Gersh, the V.P of Business Development for Terrafugia says Florida is one of their top states for pre-orders.
Gersh would not reveal how many people in Florida have pre-ordered one of the flying cars, only that the company requires a $10,000 security deposit.
The Transition was cleared by the FAA last year.
Terrafugia has been developing the flying car since 2008.
It feels as though there is going to be a catch here, like a “We said they were street legal, not air legal” or “wait a minute sir, before you take off where’s your pilot license?”. It makes me wonder if who ever is behind getting this article out there has a stake in the Terrafugia. It will be interesting to see what ensues when 100 flying cars take to the air in St. Petersburg.
Flying cars, it’s about time!