Terrafugia On The Road, First Flight Near?
The Transition uses a 100-horsepower Rotax engine for road and flight mode. A simple clutch arrangement shiftes power from the front wheels to the rear-mounted prop. Test drivers have had the Transition up to 40 mph and the company stresses that the two-place vehicle is not intended to replace the family SUV. Rather it's to provide transportation to and from the airport without all the usual inconvenience. Deliveries are expected in 2010 assuming testing go according to plan.
AVweb's AirVenture 2008 video of the Terrafugia Transition