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AIR4 Idea is a flying Renault 4


An automotive design icon, the Renault 4L offered over 8 million models throughout greater than 100 international locations over a manufacturing lifetime that spanned greater than 30 years, and to have fun, Renault has been holding a 12 months of celebrations and initiatives.

Air4 Flying Car Concept by Renault and TheArsenale

For an attention-grabbing finale, the model has joined forces with design hub TheArsenale to create a show-car that provides a futuristic and off-beat reinterpretation of the much-loved 4L.

Air4 Flying Car Concept by Renault and TheArsenale

The unique Renault 4 was a easy, environment friendly and versatile automobile constructed between 1961 and 1992. Former head of Renault Group Pierre Dreyfus as soon as described it as a “blue denims” automotive, and it went on to move everybody from households to companies, the gendarmerie to La Poste, whereas additionally giving the inspiration and alternative to generations of younger motorists to get behind the wheel. These are the qualities that satisfied TheArsenale to collaborate with Renault to reimagine a 4L, one designed to journey the unmarked highways within the sky.

The design of the AIR4 is a contemporary reinterpretation of the unique icon. Made completely of carbon-fibre, the AIR4 follows the acquainted strains and shapes, however has been re-engineered to accommodate ideas reminiscent of thrust and carry that the unique may solely have dreamt of.

Air4 Flying Car Concept by Renault and TheArsenale

Hours of calculations and checks drawing on generative design strategies and synthetic intelligence resulted in terabytes of information, each little bit of which was fastidiously modelled and analysed to fine-tune the design. With that full, real-world trials may start.

Air4 Flying Car Concept by Renault and TheArsenale Detail

As a substitute of wheels, the AIR4 options 4 two-blade propellers, one at every nook of the automobile. The physique sits in the course of the rota body, with the driving force having access to the cabin by lifting the front-hinged shell.

Air4 Flying Car Concept by Renault and TheArsenale Detail

The AIR4 is powered by 22,000mAh lithium-polymer batteries that generate a complete energy of round 90,000mAh, sufficient for a horizontal prime pace of 26m/s, with a forty five° inclination throughout flights, as much as a most inclination of 70°. It may fly as excessive as 700m with a take-off pace of 14m/s, though that is restricted to 4m/s for security causes, with a touchdown velocity of 3m/s. Its propellers generate 95kg of vertical thrust every for a complete of 380kg.

Air4 Flying Car Concept by Renault and TheArsenale

The AIR4 has been imagined, designed, engineered and assembled in France. and is the primary product from TheArsenale’s ROAD TO AIR division, which envisions the long run transport community to be within the sky.

The AIR4 can be on public show within the centre of Paris on the Atelier Renault on the Champs Elysées till the top of the 12 months, alongside different historic variations of the Renault 4.

In 2022 the AIR4 will journey to Miami, New York and Macau.

(Supply: Renault)

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