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Is the Fusion JC7 flying car the end-all hyper-flying car? It looks like a Bugatti has 1000 hp, and can lift vertically as it is an eVTOL. This looks and sounds like the ultimate in the flying car future. It’s both a jet and a seductive hypercar. 

What powers the JC7 flying car?

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Fusion JC7 flying car | Fusion

The everything everywhere flying car is the love child of designer Greg Brown. He comes with a unique perspective on design, having flown F-18s for the Navy. Advancing to United Airlines, he flew Boeing 777s for United Airlines. 

As a car, it features two Tesla electric motors. This gives the JC7 its 1000 hp. With the LG Chem batteries, the range is 150 miles. Not on par with traditional EVs, but then none of them can fly. But these aren’t its only source of propulsion.

Does the JC7 have characteristics of executive jets?

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Fusion JC7 flying car | Fusion

Two Williams FJ-33 jet engines give the JC7 power to hit a 520 mph cruising speed in the air. With the 300-gallon fuel tanks full, distances of 750 miles are attainable. 

“I have presented this design to Stanford PhDs at their aerospace program, and they liked it,” Greg Brown told Robb Report. “The engines, wings, and other components are similar to existing business jets. So it’s not a question of will it work, it’s more a question of maximizing performance, and finding someone who wants to develop it.”

How much is the JC7 flying car?

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Fusion JC7 flying car | Fusion

Brown says that he estimates the production version will cost $2.5 million. That’s not cheap, but anything in the hypercar sphere won’t be cheap. But it being a hypercar is a secondary pursuit. The main reason for producing the JC7 is to save time for business executives. 

So you can fly into an airport, then drive to the client or meeting. When you’re done, drive back to the airport and then fly to your home base. Brown scales the flying car at 24 feet, eight inches long. The wings and rear stabilizer fold into the body upon landing. It’s capable of 2,000 lbs of thrust. 

Right now, the design is being evaluated by Corvid Technologies, which specializes in computational fluid dynamics testing. This provides data on pitch moments, and drag coefficients.

What does that giant airfoil do?

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Fusion JC7 flying car | Getty

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But a flying car, any car really, takes being able to go and also to stop. For that, the flying car has large carbon fiber brakes. This gives it a stopping distance of 2,500 feet. And those brakes are automatic. So Brown says, “You don’t necessarily need to be a good pilot. The car does a lot of it for you.”

While its proportions are a bit stretched out, and the rear foil is seemingly exaggerated, it gives the vibe of something in the Ferrari, Lambo, or Porsche hypercar category. But none of those hypercars has the capacity to fly from airport to airport to facilitate shorter travel times in the lap of luxury.