Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
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Until Cop Cars Can Fly, The Ground-to-Air 'Transition' is the Perfect Getaway Car


Soon reckless drunken drivers will have a new way of evading pursuant police. Massachusetts company Terrafugia has obtained a special weight exemption from the FAA that clears the way to bring to market the 1,420-pound Transition-a car that can drive on the street, fuel-up at gas stations, and then fold out electrical hinged wings and take to the sky. So with the mere 20 hours of flight experience needed to obtain a light sport aircraft pilot's license, and the $194,000 that the Terrafugia costs (70 have already been ordered), an attention-deficient booze-hound can speed his or her new ride through stop-signs and around school buses until finding a 1,700-foot-stretch of open pavement, from where to make an air-born getaway. The Transition can fly 460 miles at 115 miles-per-hour before crashing into a deep-water oil rig or a nuclear power plant.

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El Matardillo (#586)

You can buy a real plane for a lot lot less, plus actual flying lessons, and a real car to go with them.

Backslider (#819)

What kind of real plane costs less $200K?

El Matardillo (#586)

Almost all used general aviation aircraft.

http://www.trade-a-plane.com/

Tuna Surprise (#573)

Speak for yourselves, I'm crashing my Terrafugia into the local IRS office.

deepomega (#1,720)

I won't settle for anything less than a zeppelin with tank treads on the bottom.

kneetoe (#1,881)

Yes, if it doesn't also function as a boat, then the hell with it.

petejayhawk (#1,249)

More like Terrafuglia, am I right?

Matt (#26)

#POOR ROBOCOP? I direct you to a screening of RoboCop III, my good man!

The imaginary voice of my father inside my head would like to point out that the blindspots on that car will make changing lanes a nightmare.

kate327 (#3,814)

Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads, because of robo holocaust.

roboloki (#1,724)

please, i can't take all the credit.

So, with a few design alterations that only make it awesomer, the Homer has finally made it into production.

Mount_Prion (#290)

But can it make it to 88 MPH?

saythatscool (#101)

1.21 gigawatts!

dado (#102)

I'd take it 231 miles off shore, turn around, and see if I make it back.

I would hold off buying until the boat/car/plane version comes out. Never get V.1

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