Aston Martin Volante Vision Concept is a luxury concept personal aircraft with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capabilities, presented by the British luxury brand at the 2018 Farnborough Airshow, in Hampshire, England.
Volante Vision Concept is being developed in partnership with Cranfield University, Cranfield Aerospace Solutions and Rolls-Royce.Lan Beckon, senior project manager at Aston Martin, presents the fully autonomous VTOL aircraft.
With room for three adults, the concept is a near future study that previews a flying autonomous hybrid-electric vehicle for urban and inter-city air travel, providing fast, efficient and congestion free travel.
The Volante Vision Concept will take full advantage of the latest advances in aerospace, electrification and autonomous technologies, coupled with Aston Martin’s signature design.
Autonomous navigation is paired with exceptional performance, while the all-glass cockpit projects information onto the huge bubble canopy.The motors will be hybrid-electric with emphasis on a low carbon footprint capable of cruising speeds of 460 km/h.