The 2013 Terrafugia TF-X plug-in hybrid has been revealed

Posted on Thursday, 9 May 2013 , 15:05:21 byIulia

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The 2013 Terrafugia TF-X plug-in hybrid has been revealed

We now have the opportunity to see a new concept, this time developed by Terrafugia. We are in fact talking about the TF-X flying car concept. The carmaker has also revealed the first details on the model, for the ones curious in new technologies and innovative ideas. Now, the concept that is currently being developed is seen as a vertical take-off and landing plug-in hybrid-electric flying car. As expected it is state of the art in terms of technology and fly-by-wire controls. According to the talented engineers, learning to drive the new concept model will only take up to five hours as they have tried to make everything inside very similar to the interior of the car in terms of handling of course. For the ones with not a lot of experience in terms of driving, Terrafugia engineers have also offered an automatic flying and landing system to make sure everyone lands safe no matter the practice. The bad news is that the carmaker did not reveal any detailed info on their new model, but it was thought as capable of generating 300 BHP with its engine and another 600 BHP with two electric motor pods used for vertical take-off and landing. This amount of power, while flying, would enable the TF-X to reach a top speed of 200 mph and to have a range of more than 500 miles.



In terms of safety, the model was envisioned to have an advanced safety system that requires users to select a primary landing zone as well as backup landing zones. Other safety elements include a backup parachute and also an emergency auto-land function which will land the aircraft in case the pilot is not responding. The carmaker wants to send it to production, but the process might take up to 12 years. There is no information on the price, but it is expected to cost a lot. Source: DrivenToFly


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