Aston Martin Volante Vision Concept
Luxury mobility even in the air: a three-seater cabin, hybrid engine and fine trimmings for urban travel.
We are talking about the Aston Martin Volante Vision Concept, a small plane taking off and landing vertically “that explores personal luxury air travel“, as stated in the official note. The medium has been developed in collaboration with Cranfield University, Cranfield Aerospace Solution and Rolls-Royce, companies that deal respectively with research and development in aerospace and aeronautical engines. As for the Neptune submarine, Aston Martin’s contribution to the realization of the aircraft passes through the exterior design – which incorporates that of Valkyrie – and the high construction quality of the interior (with leather and carbon finishes): the intent is to “Bring up” the same atmosphere that is found in the sports of the British manufacturer. The cabin of this prototype is designed to accommodate three passengers. Moreover, “Volante” is also the name by which Aston Martin identifies its convertible touring cars. Unfortunately, at the moment Aston Martin has not provided any further technical details – apart from the fact that the engine will be hybrid – or confirmation of the future production of the Volante Vision Concept. The aircraft is mainly designed for urban travel and uses technologies such as hybrid propulsion and autopilot, increasingly shared with four-wheel vehicles. What is certain is that Aston Martin is not the first car manufacturer to raise his nose to the sky to see new mobility solutions: Audi, for example, is collaborating with Airbus for the development of futuristic flying taxis.
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