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by Matt Brogan

Earlier this year we brought you images of the first flight of a road-registered flying car when Terrafugia’s TRA (Transition Roadable Aircraft) made its maiden flight. Now the manufacturer claims its flying car will be available for purchase by 2011.

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Terrafugia says the TRA is capable of flying at speeds of up to 185km/h with a range of 725 kilometres in the air, while on road it is capable of just 105km/h. Best of all the TRA can be road registered (in the US), and fits inside a normal parking spot or garage just like any other car. The transformation from winged aircraft to road-going car takes less than 30 seconds.

The manufacturer is currently accepting deposits on the TRA from as little as US$10,000 (AUD$11,150 approx.), though an additional US$185,000 (AUD$206,500 approx.) will need to be paid upon delivery.




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