Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, meet real life. The prototype flying car has completed its first flight, Woburn-Mass.-based Terrafugia Inc.said Monday. Within the next year, the company expects to sell its first flying vehicle.
In June, Terrafugia announced that it officially received a grant of all the special exemptions it had requested from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The Transition is the “first combined flying-driving vehicle to receive such special consideration from the Department of Transportation,” according to Terrafugia.
Even if Terrafugia clears all the roadblocks in its way, it may be a long time before flying cars become as widespread on Earth as they were on, say, “The Jetsons.”
The anticipated price for the vehicle is a hefty $279,000.
“The problem has never been making flying cars,” wrote The Post’s Annie Lowrey last March. “It’s selling them.”
See the Transition in action: