fuel cell / electric
The Aston Martin Volare concept was a vehicle developed
by James Trim during his final year at Coventry University
studying Automotive Design.
The Volare is a proposal for a next-generation Aston Martin
supercar which features an environmentally friendly drivetrain.
Aston Martin, like all other supercar manufacturers, faces
a dilemma over the next decade; How to dramatically reduce
the carbon footprint of their vehicles while also maintaining
performance levels which are equal, or superior, to past
The two-seater Volare utilises a high-power fuel cell
stack, located between the front seats, a rear-mounted
battery pack, and a coaxial electric motor at the front.
To balance the Volare's weight distribution, the two hydrogen
storage tanks have been positioned directly above the
car's rear axle.
Trim said of the design; "Aesthetically the vehicle
sharpens up the familiar Aston Martin proportions, with
much crisper shoulders and a noticeable floating
rear deck. The solid front grille was inspired by the
older V8 Vantage, while the flexible front fenders can
alter their shape to reveal daytime running lights or
Aside from the eco-friendly drivetrain, another dictating
factor in the Volare's design was the desire to create
a car which was instantly recognizable as an Aston Martin.
It was important that the styling was influenced more
by the heritage of the brand, rather than the source of
On the Volare concept all the hallmarks of Aston Martin
are instantly apparent, sleek profile, short front and
rear overhangs, trademark grille, powerful rear arches
and uncluttered lines.
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