Wednesday, March 18, 2009

New Car | Terrafugia Transition New Car

Todaynew car we're introducing to you a new car the Terrafugia Transition a Roadable Aircraft meaning it is a car that can transform into a plane, imagine having your own personal aircraft that can fit into your garage. But I think it would be even better if they could modify this new car making this fly in its standpoint rather than using a runway but I guess that is still not possible.

Terrafugia Transition® is a "Flying Car" one of the simple description, this new car is considered an aircraft though, while on the road, the Transition® performs well too, its wings are folded making it almost the same size as a normal car that fits on any standard garage, this new car drives on the road at a standard highway level speed considerably fast and on the other side when it transforms to its aircraft mode, the Terrafugia Transition® can cruise literally at a speed of more than a 100 mph like a standard aviation aircraft. The Terrafugia Transition® is allowed to use almost 5000+ public airports making it convinient to the owner of this new car.

Terrafugia Transition® is a 2 seater vehicle and has a 460 miles range and consumes 30 mpg of fuel on the road, this new car is able to fly at a speed of over 100 mph. Other features of this Terrafugia Transition® includes a convenient electromechanical wing activation system, aerodynamic bumpers, a safety-cage and crumple zones, and a full-vehicle parachute.

This new car transforms from car mode to its aircraft in approximately 30 seconds and the same vice versa and it requires a drivers and a pilots license for one to be able to legally drive this thing.

Terrafugia Transition would cost around $194,000 base on the researches I've made.

New Car Performance
Cruise: 100 kts (115 mph)
Rotate: 70 kts (80 mph)
Stall: 45 kts (51 mph)
Range: 400nm (460 mi)
Takeoff over 50' obstacle: 1700' Fuel burn: 5 gph
Fuel tank: 20 gallons
Useful Load: 430 lbs
On road: 30 mpg, highway speed approximately about 60 mph or more
Light Sport Aircraft (LSA)

Terrafugia Transition Other features
Front wheel drive on the ground
Automotive-style entry and exit
Two place, side by side
Automated electromechanical folding wing
No trailer or hangar needed
Cargo area holds skis, fishing poles or golf clubs

Safety features
Drive in case of inclement weather
Proven 100 hp Rotax 912S engine
Full vehicle parachute available
Modern glass avionics
Automotive crash safety features

New Car Size
Car mode:
6’ 9” tall
80” wide
18’ 9” long

Aircraft mode:
6’ 3” tall
19’ 2” long
27’ 6” Cockpit:
51” at the shoulder
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