Terrafugia’s mission is to create practical flying cars that enable a new dimension of personal freedom. Terrafugia is derived from the Latin for "Escape the Earth". We’re Driven to Fly.™
A World-Class Team
Five award-winning MIT graduates founded Terrafugia in 2006. Today, Terrafugia’s team of experienced engineers, designers, certification experts, and business professionals combines aviation and automotive expertise in pursuit of our common vision for the future of personal transportation.
With the guidance of our extensive advisory board, Terrafugia successfully designed, built, flew, and tested two iterations of our initial vehicle prototype, known as the Transition®, and continues to benefit from the experience – both technological and regulatory – gleamed from that program.
A Transportation Revolution
In response to rapid industry-wide technological progress, as well as increasing regulatory acceptance, Terrafugia unveiled a vehicle design with the potential to truly revolutionize the way we all get around: the TF-X™. A hybrid electric flying car with vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capabilities and computer-controlled flight, the TF-X™ will create a new dimension of personal mobility.
Research and Development
Terrafugia has completed conceptual design of the TF-XTM and built a scale prototype for wind tunnel testing. We have received permission from the FAA to conduct flight testing of an unmanned scale prototype and plan to develop and test a full-size unmanned prototype by 2018.
We are Terrafugia
We intend to revolutionize transportation and create a new dimension of personal freedom for us all. We believe the future is within our reach, and we are building it, today.
Terrafugia TF - X
A New Dimension of Freedom Integrating the speed of aviation with the convenience of driving a car, the TF-X™ will revolutionise personal transportation for us all.
Practical and Convenient The TF-X™ won’t require an airport for takeoff and landing, and it will drive on all roads and highways - providing the convenience of true door-to-door transportation.
Technical Operations Range: 500 miles (800 km)
Cruise Speed: 200 mph (320 km/h)
Engine Fuel: Unleaded automotive gasoline
Electric Motor Pods: 1 MW of power
Dimensions: The TF-X™ will fit in a single car garage or standard parking space.
Takeoff and Landing: The TF-X™ will be able to take off and land vertically from a level clearing of at least 100 feet (30 meters) in diameter.
Certification: Flying the TF-X™ will require substantially less training time than a traditional pilot’s license or sport pilot certificate. Driving the TF-X™ will require a standard US driver’s license.
Pricing: The price will be consistent with high-end luxury cars. More specific pricing information will become available as we progress in the development of the TF-X™ program.