The world's first flying car will make its debut at the New York International Auto Show.

Terrafugia's Transition Roadable Aircraft has taken years to develop. It has a 23-gallon gas tank and a range of 400 miles. It gives about 35 mpg on the road and burns roughly 5 gallons of gas per hour when it is at cruising speed in the air.

The New York International Auto Show is a venue from which we can show the first practical street-legal airplane to the world while meeting the people who will be part of its commercial success in the years to come.  New York is the perfect place to accomplish all of this, said Anna Mracek Dietrich, chief operating officer of Terrafugia.

About 100 orders have been received for the flying car which carries an anticipated starting price of $279,000 (£176,000).

Terrafugia spokesperson Steve Moscaritolo said that some of those orders come from people who want it for the new toy aspect, but the company has also taken orders from people who commute somewhere each weekend, or almost every day, and want to avoid parking headaches and security lines at the airport.

Catch a glimpse of the Terrafugia's Transition Roadable Aircraft in the images given below: