Aston Martin Reveals Flying Car That Can Hit 200 MPH

No, it doesn't hit 200 mph when it's plunging toward the ground.

And it doesn't exist, either. Far from it.

But Aston Martin, a British sports car maker, has revealed a concept version of a flying car, the Volante Vision Concept, at the Farnborough Airshow this week, Fox Business reports.

Aston Martin has billed the futuristic vehicle as a luxury car for the skies. The autonomous hybrid-electric vehicle, which has room for three passengers, is designed for urban and inter-city travel, the company said. It’s also capable of vertical take-offs and landings. The vehicle could fly at top speeds of around 200 miles per hour, according to Reuters.

“With the population in urban areas continuing to grow, congestion in towns and cities will become increasingly demanding,” Aston Martin President and CEO Dr. Andy Palmer said in a news release. “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.”

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“With the population in urban areas continuing to grow, congestion in towns and cities will become increasingly demanding,” said Aston Martin president and chief executive Dr Andy Palmer, Forbes reported. “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,” he said.

Other companies are also moving into the flying car business. Google co-founder Larry Page founded Kitty Hawk, which in now taking pre-orders for a single-seat recreational flying car.

 
 
 

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