Flying Hypercars?

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Recently the Bugatti Chiron set a record of some sort for rapidly accelerating to 249 mph and then dropping back down. The engine is something to the effect of 1500 horsepower and the vehicle isn't terribly heavy. Old Airplanes had engines below 400 horsepower and ultra lights can be far less than that. The paraglider motors can take a single passenger several miles at variable altitude using just a fan and parachute.

So I was wondering, if retrofit or modified, is the Chiron's engine Airworthy? And Hypercars in general? Like 900-1000+ horsepower engines. I understand that pounds of thrust are calculated differently from horsepower, but in terms of modification, would these kinds of engines be up to snuff, and could such vehicles be altered to fly, such as an oversized 4 prop drone or some such?
 

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People are doing this already in their attempts to make hover bikes and flying cars. There's even one group that has built a "Jet Pack" although its quite a bit larger and can really fly longer distances.


 

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