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Terrafugia Unveils New TF-X Flying Car, It's Also Self-Driving

American flying-car company Terrafugia finished development for the TF-X, initially announced in 2013. But do not get your hopes up, there's still a long way until humans will be able to drive and fly the same car.
Terrafugia TF-X 1 photo
Photo: Screenshot from YouTube
What Terrafugia basically produced so far is the new Outer Mold Line for the TF-X, but that doesn't mean the car/plane is less attractive.

The outer body looks completely different from what the company showed us two years ago, but they also specify the new design has been already successfully tested in a one off one-tenth scale model wind tunnel.

But there's more than meets the eye with the Terrafugia TF-X. The new flying car will be a hybrid electric vehicle, with enough space in the cabin to accommodate four people.

It fits a standard one-car garage and yes, it will be road legal. As for the flying part, Terrafugia claims owners will only need five hours to master the car's ability to fly. Also, TF-X can take off and land vertically, while the landing procedure can be executed by an autopilot feature, but only at particular special-designed sites.

We'd like to tell you some info on pricing - also because we want one badly - but back in 2013, the company estimated it will need around six to eight years to produce a fully-operational TF-X, which means we're in for a long wait. However, it should be available for a six-figure price tag, with some reports claiming the company is targeting between $300k and $400k for the TF-X. Anyway, we hope the video below will sweeten things up a notch.

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