PORSCHE has teamed up with aerospace company Boeing to build luxury flying cars that can take off and land on skyscrapers.
Wealthy owners would be able to fly above congested cities in the electric-powered vehicles.
The two companies announced last week they have signed a non-exclusive memorandum of understanding to build flying vehicles.
As a part of the partnership, engineers from each of the transport giants will build and test a prototype that can fly through the way.
It would also be able to land and take off from tall buildings.
The team would explore the “premium urban air mobility market” and the “extension of urban traffic into airspace”.
While no date has been set for production to start, early concept images were released by the company last week.
The pictures show a black aeroplane with two large wings and massive exhaust pipes taking off from a helipad.
It’s not the first time Boeing has investigated the possibility of a flying car, with the airspace experts testing a air vehicle prototype earlier this year.
Detlev von Platen, member of the executive board for marketing at Porsche, said: “Porsche 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.
“We are combining the strengths of two leading global companies to address a potential key market segment of the future.”
Steve Nordlund, vice resident at Boeing NeXt, said: “This collaboration builds on our efforts to develop a safe and efficient new mobility ecosystem, and provides an opportunity to investigate the development of a premium urban air mobility vehicle with a leading automotive brand.
“Porsche and Boeing together bring precision engineering, style and innovation to accelerate urban air mobility worldwide.”
Earlier this year, we revealed that Japanese company NEC Group had begun testing of a flying car prototype.