Terrafugia comes up with new flying car concept

That can fly by itself
May 25, 2013

\"TopGear.com.ph

Remember Terrafugia, the American company that promised to make the flying car a reality with the Transition? The only problem was that the prototype had a limitation: A pilot\'s license was required to fly it, thereby excluding the general public from the chance of acquiring one. Well, it has revealed that it is now working on a new concept that is \"designed to be the flying car for all of us.\"

Called the TF-X, the four-seater flying car is a hybrid, with twin 600hp electric motor pods powering the propellers that fold out from the car\'s body, allowing it to take off and land \"from a level clearing of at least 100ft in diameter,\" negating the need for a runway. Once the TF-X reaches an unspecified altitude, the pods fold forward and a 300hp engine powers up to recharge the electric motors\' batteries. The propellers then fold flat and the engine takes over, giving the TF-X a maximum speed of 322kph and an 805km range.

What really makes the TF-X convenient is that it is capable of taking off, flying and then landing on its own.

Terrafugia admits that developing the TF-X would take from eight to 12 years. So, if a customer would like to buy one once it goes into production, the company is urging the customer to consider placing a reservation for the Transition first.

\"The Transition will be delivered long before the TF-X is ready, and as loyal Terrafugia customers, Transition buyers will be given the option to purchase TF-X vehicles before the rest of the public,\" the company said in a statement. \"The knowledge and experience you gain as a Transition owner will help prepare you for the TF-X, and your feedback on our first product will help us craft the second.\"

Continue reading below ↓

 

If you\'re viewing this on a mobile device and can\'t see the video, please click here.

<>
View other articles about:
WE RECOMMEND
MORE FROM THE SUMMIT MEDIA NETWORK
SPONSORED CONTENT
Close
© 2018 Top Gear Philippines
    • Quiz Results

      • TGP Rating
        --/20
        Engine
        --
        Power
        --
        Torque
        --
        Transmission
        --
        Fuel
        --
        1.8 E CVT
        Starts at P1,110,000
        TGP Rating:
        --/20
        Pros
        Light on amenities, Honda kept styling it long after it was done.
        Cons
        Light on amenities, Honda kept styling it long after it was done.
        Verdict
        Honda’s winningest combination comes when you opt for a six-speed manual transmission available in the Civic hatchback Sport, in which …
      • TGP Rating:
        /20

        Starts at ₱

        TGP Rating:
        /20
        Starts at ₱