People used to say that cars in the ’50s and ’60s had fins, giant wing-like protuberances that designers grafted on to capitalize on the fledgling concepts of aerodynamics. Your fist impression of the Terrafugia Transition is much the same as standing next to a 1959 Coupe de Ville — it’s huge, and the giant vertical stabilizers on the back have a distinctly Cadillac feel. This, however, is different. Sure, it too is made in the US, but it’s crafted of carbon fiber, titanium and aluminum, costs $ 279,000 and seats only two. Oh, and did we mention it can fly? It’s making its major auto show debut this week and we got a chance to check it out. Follow us after the break for some grounded impressions.
Gallery: Terrafugia Transition first eyes-on