Monday, November 10, 2008

Ride of the Future


Before we get into today's post--congratulations, Grady Houger! You've won the ebook offered in Friday's post, Blogophobia Conquered, by Laura Christianson & Jim Rubart. Please contact them through their blog, HeBlogsSheBlogs.com, to cash in.
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Now--for those who are looking for a unique Christmas present, check out Terrafugia's Transition, a combination car and airplane. Keep the Transition in your garage, roll it out to take off, fly to your destination, then convert it to a car that travels at highway speeds.

The Transition is currently in a testing phase, with first deliveries scheduled for late 2009. Price--$194,000.

It uses super unleaded gas--way cheaper than aviation fuel. And it only burns 4.5 gallons an hour. Imagine the looks from folks when you roll this thing into your local Exxon station.

Okay, ya gotta learn how to fly first. Details, details.

Can't afford the thing? Not a private pilot? The Transition's still for you ... as a way cool vehicle in your next novel.


10 comments:

Tracy Ruckman said...

I want one!! How cool!

Nicole said...

There are Ferraris that cost more than that and don't get as good gas mileage. Such a deal!

Jason said...

A good novelist must always keep their eyes out for a good plot twist!

Ane Mulligan said...

Now that's about the coolest thing I've seen in a while! Where do you find these things, Brandilyn?

~ Brandilyn Collins said...

Mark and I went to a convention of the AOPA last Friday--Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. This company was there.

Grady Houger said...

Cool drivable plane! Now we'll know what we're seeing if we spot one on the freeway!

That was quite a surprise to read my name on your front page, its always strange to win something. Wow!

Stuart said...

I guess I'm just picky, but I'll wait until they come out with a VTOL version. My driveways aren't long enough for conventional take-off styles and powerlines can be such a downer. ;)

Pam Halter said...

I come home from a vacation weekend to see this. I better not show it to my husband or we'll have on in our driveway before you can say Bob's your uncle. HA!!

Helen Bratko said...

Awesome! Maybe we can afford one when we are rich and famous.

Cheryl said...

I'm going to regret this, but I must show this to my two pilots-in-residence, husband and son. Esp. going to regret showing it to the son. :-0

I like flying in our plane. :-). Currently, though, it's a wounded bird and in for major repair. :-(