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Volkswagen Aqua hovercraft concept

Andrea Divirgilio / May 26, 2011

volkswagen aqua hovercraft

Designed by 21-year-old Yuhan Zhang from China, the Volkswagen Aqua hovercraft concept offers an insight of a futuristic vehicle powered by hydrogen and propelled by an impeller. It has been designed as a solution to address the variety of terrain covering China, from the lakes, rivers and coastal waters to the roads, wetlands and snow. The futuristic vehicle was also shortlisted in the CDN Car Design Awards China, based on the brief titled “Chinese off-road vehicle” by Volkswagen.

The Volkswagen Aqua air cushion vehicle runs on more than one engine. Its hydrogen fuel cell-powered primary motor runs the main fan to inflate the skirt around the vehicle, which help raise the VW Aqua just above the ground. The fans at the rear run on individual electric motors to provide forward thrust and directional control. The Aqua has a minimalist exterior and interior design, and it can seat two inside.

The telescopic steering wheel enhances the driving experience. The Aqua all-terrain vehicle is capable of traveling to any place with an adjustable ground clearance. Aqua perfectly interprets the philosophy of Volkswagen Design with no parting line and laconic appearance. Designer Yuhan is a graduate from Xihua University with a degree in Industrial Design.

Via: Diseno-Art

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