british sports car brand aston martin presents the volante vision concept, a luxury aircraft with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capabilities. produced in partnership with cranfield university, cranfield aerospace solutions and rolls-royce, and debuted on 16 july 2018 at the farnborough air show, the project aims to bring chic personal transportation to the sky.


the aircraft was produced in partnership with cranfield university, cranfield aerospace solutions, and rolls-royce

 

 

the flying autonomous, hybrid-electric vehicle with a capability of three adults will take full advantage of the latest advances in aerospace, electrification and autonomous technologies, coupled with aston martin’s signature design. this new concept unites the world’s best aerospace experts, propulsion specialists, and designers. the skills offered by each partner ensures that the aircraft promises to offer an exciting alternative transportation solution for customers across the globe.

 

 

‘with the population in urban areas continuing to grow, congestion in towns and cities will become increasingly demanding,’ says aston martin president and CEO dr. andy palmer. ‘we need to look at alternative solutions to reduce congestion, cut pollution and improve mobility. air travel will be a crucial part in the future of transportation, the volante vision concept is the ultimate luxury mobility solution.’

 

 

‘we are at the beginning of a new generation of urban transportation, vertical mobility is no longer a fantasy,’ adds marek reichman, aston martin EVP and chief creative officer. ‘we have a unique chance to create a luxury concept aircraft that will represent the ultimate fusion of art and technology.’

  

 

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