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Move over Hermes, Versace and Mercedes...

Old 18th Dec 2019, 17:58
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Move over Hermes, Versace and Mercedes...

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Old 18th Dec 2019, 18:47
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Surely, not another "flying car"..
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Old 18th Dec 2019, 19:02
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I'm pretty sure this will have some real class about it unlike a couple of those mentioned in the thread title!!!
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Old 18th Dec 2019, 20:10
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Isn't the definition of a flying car.... an aeroplane?

If you "could fly it" you'd use an aircraft? If you had to drive it? A car?

So I'm lost. What use is a "flying car?"

The nearest I can compute to this is a vehicule that avoids all the traffic to go locally to the shops..?

That would be a motorcycle then?
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Old 18th Dec 2019, 21:09
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If only they would spend as much time & money sorting out the 135 fuel system.........
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Old 18th Dec 2019, 21:14
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Originally Posted by ShyTorque View Post
Surely, not another "flying car"..
This one?

https://www.astonmartin.com/en-gb/mo...n-concept-2019

But no, I suspect that this ACH/AM partnership will be more about paint & interiors.
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Old 18th Dec 2019, 21:24
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I'm pretty sure this will have some real class about it unlike a couple of those mentioned in the thread title!!!









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Old 19th Dec 2019, 23:28
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No, it's a collaboration.
They've been pushing ahead with this type of thing to promote their "Q" branch for limited editions.

They've done ones with the Blades Aerobatic team, Spitfire 80th anniversary, Red Arrows.
A Concorde collaboration is currently under way, with a "V" bomber one in the pipeline.

Source: I know Q.
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Originally Posted by Bravo73 View Post











Bravo, as per your thread title “Move Over” you said it first....

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More info here.

The ACH130 Aston Martin Edition, the first offering from the recently-announced partnership between Aston Martin Lagonda and Airbus Corporate Helicopters, was revealed on Jan. 3 at Courchevel in the French Alps.

This stylish special edition of the ACH130 helicopter comes equipped with a range of four interior and exterior designs generated by Aston Martin, which will delight helicopter owners and pilots who appreciate the pleasures of possessing and driving high performance bespoke luxury cars.

The aeronautical designers at Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) and the automotive designers at Aston Martin have worked closely together for over a year, marrying ACH’s key values of excellence, quality and service with Aston Martin’s commitment to beauty, handcrafting and automotive art to bring a new level of aesthetics and rigorous attention to detail to the helicopter market.

Available in four external liveries with complementary interiors, the helicopters are embellished with Aston Martin signature elements, starting with the iconic Aston Martin wings, which are embossed onto luxury leather features, tastefully positioned throughout the cabin.

The Stirling Green-themed external scheme, which is already flying on the first aircraft, features a painted gradient, which fades down into Jet Black on the underside of the helicopter with Skyfall Silver around the cowlings. Further external liveries are available with other Aston Martin paint colors including Xenon Grey, Arizona and Ultramarine Black.

Inside, the automotive-inspired cabin, which offers a higher level of comfort, is trimmed in pure black ultra-suede with a palette of selectable leathers comprising oxford tan, pure black, cormorant and ivory.

On the rear of the front seats the same brogue detailing that is found in a DB11 runs down the center of the seat and the doors have been trimmed with leather to provide passengers with comfortable touch points during their flight. By using materials from the Aston Martin automotive palette the interior of this special edition of the ACH130 sits in harmony with the interior of Aston Martin sports cars.

Each of these special edition helicopters will have a plaque included on the instrument panel which shows the partnership logos, the registration of the aircraft, the edition number and the owner’s name, should they wish to have it included.

Aston Martin vice president and chief creative officer, Marek Reichman, said: “We have our own set of automotive design principles but in recent years we have been learning how to apply our principles to other areas of design, such as architecture, motorcycles and now helicopters. This first application of our design practices to a helicopter posed a number of interesting challenges but we have enjoyed working through them. Beauty is of vital importance to Aston Martin and to our customers and we think the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition is an inherently beautiful machine. It provided a wonderful canvas for our team to work on so we now look forward to seeing everybody’s reaction.”

Frédéric Lemos, head of Airbus Corporate Helicopters, also commented: “The ACH130 Aston Martin Edition is optimally positioned in the market for hands-on owners who draw satisfaction from personally piloting their aircraft and it generates strong brand-loyalty. In the same way Aston Martin’s products are cars for drivers who relish being at the wheel and they inspire a comparable attachment to the brand. So they are the perfect partner for us in developing this superb new ACH130 Aston Martin Edition.”

The ACH130 Aston Martin Edition is available on request with deliveries taking place from Q1 2020.










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Here are some images from the Airbus H130 Aston Martin Edition press day. Check the same helicopter out at Heli-Expo at the end of the month in Anaheim....




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Old 9th Jan 2020, 13:42
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It’s a good thing that it’s aimed at private owners...

(Single Engine + Battersea - floats = ?)
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