Around 20 Britons signed up for Terrafugia Transition flying car

Around 20 Britons signed up for Terrafugia Transition flying carAs many as 20 Britons, including Sir Richard Branson, have reportedly signed up for the Terrafugia Transition, a flying car that can lift off from any long straight road.

The Terrafugia Transition, the car-cum-plane, has already gained green signal in the United States, where around 100 people are expected to get the revolutionary machines by next year.

The upcoming vehicle, which largely resembles a conventional car, has wings that, when unfolded, span 28 feet & 6inches. It can fly at a top speed of 115mph and can cover 500 miles on a single tank; while on road, it consumes
35mpg of fuel.

The Terrafugia Transition can be flown following a basic training of just 20 hours, and the car can change into a plane merely at the touch of a button.

Speaking about the new machine, Terrafugia founder & chief executive Carl Dietrich said, “It's like a little Transformer."

Potential users will have to gain both a driving licence and pilots licence, according to a spokesman for the British Civil Aviation Authority.

Neither the exact release date nor pricing for the Terrafugia Transition has been set so far, but it is expected to hit the UK skies in two to five years, with a price tag of around £150,000.