Fit for 007 – An Aston Martin that is half car and half flying drone


A couple of days back we brought you the Rolls-Royce flying taxi concept which is being showcased at the ongoing Farnborough Air Show. Joining it is another interesting personal aerial vehicle concept that has been developed by another British marque – Aston Martin. Called the Volante Vision Concept, the three-seat aircraft like the Rolls-Royce craft can take off and land vertically and will use a hybrid powertrain powering multiple propellers. The car-sized aircraft has a horizontally mounted turbo-prop positioned at the back, while a Y-shaped wing at the front has two pairs of propellers that can both tilt and rotate.

Given the fact that the Volante Vision Concept is the work of Aston Martin, design and luxe-factor have been given prime importance. It is probably the best looking flying taxi concept we have seen thus far. The Volante Vision will be made from lightweight carbon fiber to make it as light as possible and the company claims it will have a top speed of 200mph. The concept has a massive glass cockpit canopy on which all the information including navigation details will be displayed. Aston Martin sees its aircraft as a mode of luxury transport for the well-heeled clientele. The British marque estimates that the aircraft will be priced somewhere close to $3 million to $5 million. We can’t wait to see a working version which might end up as the first flying Aston Martin used in a James Bond movie.

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[Via:Engadget]