Renault Air4 flying car is a very different restomod


The French automaker Renault and Miami-based design studio TheArsenale have collaborated to create the Air4, an precise flying automobile primarily based on the legendary Renault 4L hatchback bought from 1961 to 1992. The Air4 is greater than only a design examine because it celebrates the sixtieth anniversary of Renault’s folks’s automobile. Moreover, Air4 is TheArsenale’s first automobile from the studio’s Highway to Air division that envisions the way forward for personal transport.

“This collaboration with TheArsenale was a pure match,” mentioned Arnaud Belloni, Renault Model World Advertising and marketing Director. “The flying showcar Air4 is one thing unseen but and a wink to how this icon may appear to be in one other 60 years.” Renault is not any stranger to restomods, however the Air4 is taking it to new and unprecedented heights – actually.

Not like different flying automobile ideas, you can not drive the Air4 on regular roads because it has no wheels and tires. As a substitute, it has 4 two-blade propellers at every nook of the automobile like a drone, whereas the chassis is in the course of a rota body, housing the all-carbon-fiber Renault4 physique shell within the heart. It’s primarily a quadcopter with a vintage-inspired physique.

The Air4 attracts energy from a 22,000 mAh lithium-polymer battery pack with a 90,000 mAh capability. In the meantime, every of the 4 propellers creates 209 kilos of thrust, sufficient to make an 840-pound lifting capability. The utmost flight ceiling is 700 meters or 2,297 ft, whereas the highest velocity is a modest 58 miles per hour (underneath 100 kph). Moreover, it has a most 70-degree inclination throughout flights, whereas the utmost takeoff and touchdown speeds are at 31 mph and 6.7 mph, respectively.

In the meantime, the motive force or pilot enters the cabin by lifting the front-hinged physique from the rear, revealing a minimalist and sensible inside. And no, the Renault Air4 shouldn’t be merely a flight of fancy as it could possibly hover above the bottom, as proven within the video above. Because it nonetheless resembles an precise automobile, it has LED headlights and a pair of vertical driving (or flight) lights on each side of the entrance grille.

You possibly can try the Air4 on the Renault Atelier on the Champ Elysées in Paris, France, from November 29 to the tip of the yr. And by subsequent yr, the Air4 will grace the middle stage in Miami and New York. Because it stands, there aren’t any plans of placing the Air4 into future manufacturing, though we received’t thoughts piloting a restomod quadcopter within the subsequent ten or 20 years.

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