Aston Martin Volante Vision

Quick Summary

The Aston Martin Volante Vision is a four-rotored ducted fan eVTOL that can cruise at turboprop speeds at almost 30,000 feet - and features futuristic aerodynamic styling as well. The concept is likely over 10 years away from implementation, but is an acknowledgement of Aston Martin’s interest in establishment within the luxury segment of the aerial mobility industry.

Supervolant, based in Heidelberg, Germany

Stage of Development

Preliminary Design

Prototype Build

Flight Testing


Commercially Operating
Technical Details

Our Take on the Volante Vision Concept

Aircraft Type: Winged VTOL

Powerplant: Hybrid graphene, hydrogen fuel cell drive

Range: 805 km; 550 mi

Top Speed: 330 kts

Propeller Configuration: four forward, two rear

Passenger/Payload Capacity: 3 passengers; one front, two rear

Autonomy Level: Autonomous or partially-piloted

Wingspan/Dimensions: Undisclosed

Other information:
Cruise speed 402 km/hr 250 mph
Max cruise altitude 29,000 feet (above most weather) ~9 km
Range 550 mi 805 km
Propulsion 6 electric motors (4 forward propellers, 2 rear propellers)
Energy Rolls-Royce hybrid electric
Charge and fuel time 15 minutes
Flight controls Fly-by-wire
Take-off and landing space (diameter) 98 feet 30 meters
Time to maximum altitude ~10 minutes

The Volante Vision has been conceptualized as a research and development platform by SuperVolant, so no timeline has been released regarding an actual flight test or certification plan. However, in order to validate theoretical models, the company will at some point be required to build a prototype and prove its concept. The prototype leverages the Aston Martin brand awareness and may be indicative of the next generation of Aston Martin vehicles (both land-based and aerial). This being said, the luxury finishings and stylization lend this aircraft to be less suitable for widespread commercial operations to the average consumer. Instead, it would likely fill a niche for a premium service offered to high-paying passengers. Check back in for more updates in the future.