The TF-X™ is the practical realization of the dream of countless visions of the future; it is designed to be the flying car for all of us.
In order to achieve this long-sought-after vision, Terrafugia will focus the TF-X™ program with clear goals that enhance the safety, simplicity, and convenience of personal transportation. We believe these goals are achievable today.
TF-XTM Quick Facts
Timeline: The TF-X™ is still in the early stages of development, with a production date estimated at 8-12 years in the future.
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.
Range: the TF-X™ will have a range of 500 miles with cruise speeds up to 200mph.
Learning how to safely operate the TF-X™ will take substantially less time than would be required for a traditional aircraft.
The TF-X™ will give the operator significant freedom in flight – controlled in a manner similar to steering a car.
The TF-X™ will be able to fly in either “manual” or “automatic” modes between approved landing zones or airports.
The TF-X™ will carry four people in car-like comfort.
The TF-X™ will have a non-stop flight range of at least 500 miles.
The TF-X™ will fit into a standard construction single car garage.
The TF-X™ will be able to take off vertically from a level clearing of at least 100ft in diameter.
The TF-X™ will be able to drive on roads and highways – providing true door-to-door convenience and an automotive level of weather insensitivity.
In order to facilitate the achievement of this new dimension of personal freedom, the TF-X™ will be priced as low as possible while still allowing Terrafugia to grow to support our customers.
The final pricing will not be set until we are much closer to delivery.
The biggest price driver is the cost of production.
It is likely that TF-X™ will be more expensive than a “normal car” due to the higher costs of the necessary light-weight materials, but with investment in automotive scale production, early studies indicate that it is possible that the final price point could be on-par with high-end luxury cars of today.
As demand increases, new materials and manufacturing processes will surely be developed and the price may come down further in the distant future.
Development of the TF-X™ is expected to last 8-12 years. If you wish to be one of the first to own a TF-X™ vehicle, consider reserving a Transition® today. The Transition® will be delivered long before the TF-X™ is ready, and as loyal Terrafugia customers, Transition® buyers will be given the option to purchase TF-X™ vehicles before the rest of the public. The knowledge and experience you gain as a Transition® owner will help prepare you for the TF-X™, and your feedback on our first product will help us craft the second.
Become a part of the Terrafugia transportation revolution today!
This was one of the favorites places to go while I was in college. Needless to say, at the time, it wasn’t developed but the beauty was the same. You could see the lighthouse, after driving through the salt flats on the main road. The view was impacting, the beach isolated and serene. You’d climb the rugged, stone walkway and see the abandoned lighthouse. The breeze would be blowing on through your hair and the sun would be shinning on your face.
So many memories.
Los Morrillos Light, also known as Faro Los Morrillos de Cabo Rojo, is a historic lighthouse located in the municipality of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico.
Located at the southwestern tip of the island of Puerto Rico, this lighthouse was constructed in 1882 in order to guide passing ships through the southeast entrance from the Caribbean Sea through the treacherous Mona Passage into the Atlantic Ocean. The lighthouse is located over a white lime cliff which is surrounded by salt water lagoons and marshes. The cliffs surrounding the lighthouse drop over 200 feet into the ocean.
The lighthouse’s architecture is distinguished by its simplicity, with minimal decoration and an un-elaborated cornice repeated through the structure. The illuminating apparatus is housed in a cast-iron, copper and glass lantern. The lenticular lens was manufactured by the French firm Sautter, Lemonnier and Company.
Originally, the lighthouse was manned by two keepers and an engineer, who lived on the grounds with their families. In 1967 the lighthouse was renovated and its operation is currently completely automated. The structure itself has been abandoned for decades, although recent the local government as well as local civic groups, such as Caborrojeños Pro Salud y Ambiente, are pushing towards turning the old lighthouse keeper’s house into a museum. The project was taken over by the municipality, an action that lost U.S.
Federal government funds that had been assigned for it. The municipality took over the renovations, which, according to critics, has irrevocably damaged the historical significance of the internal structure.
Los Morrillos Lighthouse
Year first lit 1882 Automated 1967 Foundation Stone Construction Stone Tower shape Hexagonal Original lens Third Order, Fresnel 1882 ARLHS number PUR-002 Faro de los Morrillos de Cabo Rojo U.S. National Register of Historic Places Architectural style Neoclassic Governing body US Coast Guard MPS Lighthouse System of Puerto Rico TR
“Located on top of 200-foot limestone cliffs overlooking the Caribbean Sea, the Cabo Rojo Lighthouse marks the south-west tip of Puerto Rico. Built in 1881 by the Spanish government, the Cabo Rojo Lighthouse (Faro Los Morrillos de Cabo Rojo and know locally as El Faro) uses the same building design as the Fajardo and Arecibo lighthouses.
~~MORE THAN A LIGHTHOUSE~~
Though the lighthouse is interesting, the big attractions here are the incredible views from the limestone cliffs this lighthouse is built upon. We walked outside the fence of the lighthouse and there I was amazed at the beauty! Just be careful not to walk too close to the edge, since there is no guard rail and you can see where pieces of the cliff have broken off over time. We spent a lot of time here, just taking a million pictures from all the angles as we walked along the bluff. It is breathtakingly beautiful.
The other great thing about visiting this lighthouse is that you can see (and easily get to) a beautiful coved beach called La Playuela. A few hours on that beach was like a dream – the water there was warm, calm and it is just beautiful.
Getting to this lighthouse is part of the fun. You have to drive past the salt flats on Route 301, at which point the road changes from asphalt to packed dirt. It is about 7/10 of a mile of potholes and (at times) mud.
We parked at the first “parking-lot-looking” area and walked up the cement driveway to the lighthouse. There are other paths that eventually lead up to the lighthouse, if you are in the mood to do some walking/hiking on rock in the full sun. The parking is a considerable distance from the lighthouse — maybe ¼ mile. So wear a hat, bring water and mosquito repellent.”