Porsche has teamed-up with aircraft manufacturer Boeing to “explore the premium urban air mobility market and the extension of urban traffic into airspace”. In plain English – they’re doing a flying car. Yep, if all goes well the next (next) 911 Turbo could have a very different kind of launch control.
The two companies plan to create an international team to “address various aspects of urban air mobility, including analysis of the market potential for premium vehicles and possible use cases”. Said team will also develop, build and test “a concept for a fully electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle”.
Detlev von Platen, Member of the Executive Board for Sales and Marketing at Porsche, says his company “is looking to enhance its scope as a sports car manufacturer by becoming a leading brand for premium mobility. In the longer term, this could mean moving into the third dimension of travel”.
Porsche is far from the first car manufacturer to dip its toe in the murky waters of “air mobility”, and then there’s the likes of AeroMobil, which does nothing but.
We’re pretty excited to see what Porsche and Boeing come up with. You?
STORY Tom Harrison