Terrafugia has released specifications and computer graphics of its next generation flying-car design.
* automotive crash safety features
* a touch-screen interface
* improved wing design
* folding mechanism can be activated from inside the vehicle
Max, Vh: 100 kts (115 mph, 185 km/h) Cruise, Vc: 93 kts (105 mph, 172 km/h) Stall, Vs: 45 kts (51 mph, 83 km/h) Range: 425 nmi (490 mi, 787 km) Takeoff: 1700' (518 m) over 50' obstacle Gross Takeoff Weight: 1430 lbs (650 kg) Empty Weight: 970 lbs (440 kg) Useful Load: 460 lbs (210 kg) Fuel burn at cruise: 5 gph (18.9 L/h) Useable Fuel: 23 gal (87L) Milage on road: 35 mpg (14.9 km/L) Light Sport Aircraft (LSA)
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