French inventor Franky Zapata is best known for their flying device, the Flyboard Air hoverboard. The product was trending across internet media for being a trendy gizmo. But they're more than a one-trick pony. Zapata has stated that he is working on an actual flying car and it'll debut before the end of 2019.
Zapata revealed this plan with French outlet BFMTV in an interview last Thursday.
“I have my flying car to finish, it has to come out before the end of the year, so we'll come home, take a little vacation, and then, with the whole team, get back on track.”
They explained further that the vehicle's chassis is already complete with plans for the body next. The production team has supposedly already completed test flights around an unnamed track with a test model. Said model has fewer jet engines than the final version, Zapata noted.
"The base of the flying car has already flown but in version four engines. The version with ten engines will fly in the days to follow.”
They're also delayed by flight authorization by France's flight association, the DGAC.
So far, there is no word as to whether the vehicle will be made publicly available as a mass-produced or single sale option. Not that we could afford one anyway.