Terrafugia the company currently hard at work creating the first flying car has unveiled its latest designs for the new TF-X autonomous flying car that was first unveiled back in 2013.
Autonomous flying cars may be still a few years away but recently Terrafugia demonstrated their first flying car in the form of the Transition taking flight from a runway and successfully landing and driving away again.
The new TF-X flying car has been designed to be able to take off and land vertically without the need for a runway. Making it a much more practical concept and allowing the company to target a larger audience that may not have easy access to a runway. The TF-X is capable of cruising at speeds of up to 200 mph or 322 km/h, while offering a 500 mile or 805 km flight range.
The latest concept designs reveal a new curved body sporting a sleeker body shape, and the current TF-X design is being tested at the MIT wind tunnel using 1/10 scale models.
Unfortunately don’t expect the TF-X to be arriving any time soon as the company says it requires another 8 to 12 years of development before it will be able to launch the flying car to consumers. But to whet your appetite a little more the company has released a video showing more details about the concept which can be viewed below.
For more information on the Terrafugia TF-X jump over to the official website.
Source: GizmagFiled Under: Auto News, Concepts & Design, Top News