Aston Martin unveils ‘sports car for the skies’ at airshow


FARNBOROUGH, England (Reuters) – James Bond would love it. Aston Martin, maker of the luxury sports cars favored by the fictional British spy,

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FARNBOROUGH, England (Reuters) – James Bond would love it. Aston Martin, maker of the luxury sports cars favored by the fictional British spy, has now come up with a futuristic personal aircraft it has dubbed “a sports car for the skies”.

Aston Martin unveiled the three-seater hybrid-electric vehicle this week at the Farnborough Airshow and, though the concept remains for now the stuff of science fiction, believes it could help one day to revolutionize travel.

The Volante Vision Concept design has vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capabilities and will be able to hit speeds of around 200 miles per hour (322 kph), “so you can go from the center of Birmingham to the center of London in about 30 minutes,” Aston Martin’s’Simon Sproule told Reuters.

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  • Date: 2018-07-18T12:49:38+0000
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  • Date: 2018-07-11T23:01:48+00:00
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