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Back to the Future 2: Flying car a reality

When we reported the news of the Terrafugia Transition last week we did not realize the significance of it, as Back to the Future 2 was the movie that gave us the flying Deloren.

Marty McFly had to go to the future to save his kid, the year was 2015 and was when it was natural to see flying cars — so the news of the Terrafugia Transition flying car was certainly great timing, although it is five years early. So we know that the technology is there — well not as good as the movie suggested though.

Drivers will be able to purchase one of these flying cars in 2011, but do not expect to be able to go to your local dealer and then fly one home — not unless you want to get shot down by the air force for going too close to a government building.

According to USA-Daily writer Emma Christensen, the Terrafugia Transition will cost $194,000. This high price has not put people off, with pre-orders already topping 70. What other Back to the Future technology has made it to real-life?

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

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