While we were busy seeing car manufacturers and governments around the world trying to switch to electric cars, no one was able to realise a key element of a sci-fi future: the flying car. But it seems that it’s not as far away as we think, but it’s going to be expensive as hell.
Considering the cost of the expensive components (folding wings, engines, fuel tanks) needed to make a gliding car, the Pentagon Motor Group did some maths and came up with a model that would cost more than a Ferrari SF90 Stradale.
They estimate that the price of a flying car would start somewhere around $400-800 thousand. According to an article on Fox Business, PMG’s marketing director Shakeel Hussian said that for most people buying one is not a realistic expectation, although over time, as with electric cars, that price could come down.
In estimating the price, the company has listed a few companies working on the flying car, but all of them are predicting a huge price. And the expenses don’t stop there, as you have to pay for a pilot’s licence, insurance, parking and fuel, which adds another $80,000 to $100,000 to an already hefty sum in the first year alone, so it’s safe to say that it’s not for the average person. However, relatively “cheap” flying cars may come later, but that will definitely be later.