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Prepare For Crash Landing: Flying Car For Sale In 2015

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Well folks, your dreams of local news broadcasts filled with reports of flying car crashes may soon be reality, with Terrafugia hoping to be selling its Transition model of hybrid car-plane (starting around $280,000) as early as 2015. The company has also announced a concept for a next generation flying car, the TF-X (seen above), which is capable of vertical takeoff and landing for when you can't stand sitting in traffic a second longer. For me, that is every second. I actually had to move across the street from the office I work at because the commute was giving me panic attacks. And the good kind of panic like when you're nervous about kissing a girl, the bad kind where you start to daydream about what it would be like if you just jerked the wheel and launched over a bridge guardrail.

Hit the jump for a video about the next gen model.

Thanks to lilco, who agrees the best cars don't just fly, they fly themselves so you're free to make out in the backseat. Just don't accidentally kick the ejector seat button.

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  • Pathetic..

    Is this the best that we can do?

    I would imagine some tree hugger designed this car...

  • Superior_Joe

    Bullshit. My incredulity level is the same as if they had claimed it was powered by elf farts.

  • I think we can all agree that this thing looks rad as shit. I know where they stole the design though: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wi...

  • CawaLimon

    "Terrafugia" is quite possibly the most repulsive name one could come up with... yet with how it looks, seems to be somewhat fitting.

  • Sergeant_Poop

    I just want one that hovers just far enough off the ground that I don't have to worry about snow/ice.

  • disqus_k2QxOV9H7Z

    I think you want a hovercraft. Basically is like sliding on wet ice with a huge fan.

  • Tom Marsh

    that is the ugliest vehicle concept I have ever seen... I don't trust a company who makes a flying car but can't even render it in focus :/

  • Max Baldwin

    "Roads? Where we are going we don't need roads!"

  • Guest

    If I own one in the next two years, it will give new meaning to flying fish.

  • David Gabel

    vaporware. we've been "promised" flying cars since the 1950s. (among other ideas) and the last "flying car" prototypes looked like they'd be mainstream after a year, but then they get scrapped. Hence vaporware.

  • disqus_k2QxOV9H7Z

    I guess every time they get near to produce them someone use common sense. I don't want a flying car in the hands of the common citizen until we get a good automated navigation system. I don't thrust the same people crashing and drunk driving every day with a flying car. Even GW would rather see a flying car controlled by a robot than by these people!

  • David Gabel

    I can agree to that. however the last flying car concept I saw had alot of onboard 'automation' for flight controls to help even the average idiot fly it without crashing it. maybe it was just going to be too pricey. imho we're better off training people how to freaking drive at this point, which has been the goal since atleast the 1950s.

  • disqus_k2QxOV9H7Z

    You can't rely on humans. Even if you only allow highly trained people to drive flying cars you will still have a bunch of people driving without the proper permission.

    I want to see a normal car that drives itself before I see a flying car that drives itself.

  • Lenitas

    15 years late. This better be good.

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