second generation terrafugiaall images courtesy of kibisi

 

 

 

the terrafugia flying car has made headlines around the world for its unique ability to drive on roads and fly in the air. the danish firm kibisi was commissioned to take this design and update it for the second generation model. the concept is a single engine two seater aircraft with foldable wings. the design was a combine effort by kibisi and the engineers and team from terrafugia. the two teams set out to make the vehicle something familiar despite its unusual function and form. one of the main improvements was to increase the vehicle’s safety factor, adding some weight to the overall design, but meeting standards of the automotive industry.

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second generation terrafugia

second generation terrafugia

 

 

 

UPDATE: the ‘transition’ earned an exemption sunday from the federal aviation administration as a ‘light sport aircraft,’ meaning the US federal government is on track to legalize the first flying car.

after a few more sessions of audits and paperwork, the two-seated flying car can take to the skies under the command of sport pilots, a low-threshold classification. terrafugia can also commercially produce the aircraft without repeated burdensome federal airworthiness tests.

flying car industry executives say their products should enter the consumer market in the next decade.

second generation terrafugia

second generation terrafugia

second generation terrafugia

second generation terrafugia