Terrafugia began their company with a concept for a flying car in 2006 and named it The Transition.
It’s a two-person flying car classed as a recreation vehicle that can travel up to a 450 miles a stretch. The cost estimate of The Transition currently stands at US$279,000 but could increase before its expected release in 2015-2016. The Transition is the perfect stepping stone vehicle for Terrafugia’s next generation flying car TF-X
TF-X is the exciting next step concept for the Terrafugia family. Expected to debut about a decade from now this updated model will be a plug-in hybrid tilt-rotor vehicle engineered to have a vertical take-off with a 100ft diameter clearance. TF-X is expected to travel a distance of 500 miles with 4 passengers seated comfortably, and will have the ability to land itself. It’s anticipated that the TF-X model will have an engine charged battery and will fit into a single car garage. One of the goals of the company is that TF-X be cleared for use on roads and highways and the cost is projected to be about the same as a luxury car today.
Up to this point TF-X exists only virtually but the teams at Terrafugia are making some real progress. Since its design announcement in May 2013 a one-tenth scale model of the TF-X is complete and ready for wind tunnel testing which is rumored to begin shortly.