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US company Terrafugia has put on display a prototype car that is licensed to fly as well as drive, at the New York International Auto Show.

It is the first vehicle in the world to have met both the standards of the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), according to Cliff Allen, Vice President of Sales at Terrafugia.

This makes it the first "street legal aeroplane", he said.

Known as the Transition, the versatile vehicle has two seats, four wheels and retractable wings.

It is expected to be available next year, with a price tag in the region of $279,000 (176,300).
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It's always nice to be reminded that we're living in the future, even though this doesn't sound any bit practical right now. The wingspan is the width of three traffic lanes already. ;_;
 
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looks like we will soon have our very first flying car
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That thing is wtf ugly.
 
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I like the part where it talks about the retractable wings so it can fit in a suburban garage. What suburb? :|
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$279K for a flying car is really not that bad. Definitely economically plausible and most people could afford it.
 
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That thing is wtf ugly.
Really? I thought it looked cute.

 
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I'd prefer it if it looked more like a car rather than a mini airplane.
 
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This looks way better and cooler

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