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Porsche and Boeing Want to Build This Sexy Flying Car Together

October 11th 19__Victor Tangermann__Filed Under: Advanced Transport
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Flying Porsche

German carmaker Porsche is teaming up with aerospace giant Boeing to build a resplendent flying car — a speedy and elegant way for the ultra-wealthy to glide over frustrated peasants stuck in road traffic below.

“Porsche is looking to enhance its scope as a sports car manufacturer by becoming a leading brand for premium mobility,” said Porsche exec Detlev von Platen in a press release. “In the longer term, this could mean moving into the third dimension of travel.”

Premium Rush

According to Boeing NeXt executive Steve Nordlund, the partnership will provide “an opportunity to investigate the development of a premium urban air mobility vehicle with a leading automotive brand.” Emphasis on premium — this isn’t going to be an aircraft for the average Joe.

Fittingly, the renders are gorgeous, with sleek accented lines that seemingly are inspired by Porsche’s iconic car designs.

Image Credit: Boeing/Porsche

Neither Boeing nor Porsche are the first companies to try for the elusive flying car market.

Flying car startup Kitty Hawk recently revealed its third vertical take and landing aircraft, featuring a 100 mile range. German flying car maker Volocopter also showed off its air taxi as it took flight over a German city earlier this year.

READ MORE: Porsche teams up with Boeing to build flying cars for rich people [The Verge]

More on flying cars: Kitty Hawk’s Extremely Quiet Flying Car Has a 100-Mile Range