The Flying Car You Might See as Soon as 2023

by Nate Wooley | May 7, 2013 9:22 am

The Flying Car You Might See as Soon as 2023

flying car 300x225 The Flying Car You Might See as Soon as 2023[1]The long-held dream of a flying car is nearing reality.

The TF-X — made by Massachusetts aerospace firm Terrafugia — will actually take off and land more like a helicopter, USA TODAY reports[2].

The TF-X will use rotating propellers to lift off and touch down, much like the V-22 Osprey used by the Marines. After it’s in the air, the props will rotate to a normal flying position. When on the ground, the TF-X will handle like a normal car.

With another 10 years’ worth of development scheduled, people won’t be driving/flying the TF-X for a while. However, for those who can’t wait, Terrafugia is taking orders for its Transition flying car for delivery in 2015. The Transition is a more traditional folding-wing flying car that comes with a price tag of $279,000. The company has more than 100 pre-orders on file for the Transition.

“We felt this was our time to share our vision of the future,” Richard Gerch, vice president of Terrafugia says.

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Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/flying-car.jpg
  2. USA TODAY reports: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2013/05/06/flying-car-terrafugia/2139381/
  3. Electric Car Maker Coda Files for Bankruptcy: http://investorplace.com/2013/05/electric-car-maker-coda-files-for-bankruptcy/
  4. Tesla Announces Loaner Cars, Enhanced Battery Warranties: http://investorplace.com/2013/04/tesla-announces-loaner-cars-enhanced-battery-warranties/
  5. Coming Soon: A Smart Car With Wings … for Real!: http://investorplace.com/2013/04/coming-soon-a-smart-car-with-wings-for-real/

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