The flying car from the company Terrafugia will go on sale next year

About the company and its Terrafugia flying car concept we first told in 2013. Since the vehicle several times changed his appearance, and the company went under the wing of the Chinese giant Geely. Initially, the company promised to release its Terrafugia Transition in 2015. But it didn’t happen. Recently it became known that the production version of the flying means will go on sale next year. At least so says the official website of the company.

Terrafugia Transition is a hybrid mix of electric car and compact aircraft with folding wings that runs on the more familiar internal combustion engine and the rotor. Undoubtedly, the vehicle looks more like a compact aircraft than a car, but its creators claim that the device has passed all the necessary tests and obtained all the relevant safety certificates not only in the Federal air transport Agency of the United States, but also in the National safety administration traffic.

The production version of the aircraft, promises some upgrades compared to their previous prototypes. For example, the production version will be predlagaetsya higher speed flight, the full parachute system, enhanced avionics, and a more comfortable cabin/cockpit for the pilot and passenger.

In the flight mode cruise speed Transition will be about 160 km/h. the Unit will consume about 22 gallons of fuel per hour, and its flight range without refueling will be about 644 kilometers. The maximum threshold height of 3000 meters.

About how much will cost to Transition the company has not yet reported. But the device is unlikely to be cheap. Again, frankly speaking, it is generally difficult to imagine that he will find a mass buyer. Like most modern projects of “two in one”, it is unlikely this vehicle will show wonders in the flight and the automotive modes. In our view, it would be wiser to choose some compact “Cessna” and “Mazda” Miata.

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