First Commercially Available Flying Car! Propellers instead of wheels.
by Ian M. Crosby DRONELIFE Staff Writer
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the popular Renault 4. Selling upwards of 8 million units in more than 100 countries over a period spanning over 30 years, the 4L is an icon that has seen widespread global success. In celebration of the model’s landmark sixtieth anniversary, Renault, France’s premier automobile brand, has teamed up with TheArsenale, the ground-defying mobility design hub, in order to collaborate in designing the roadway of the future: the sky.
TheArsenale AIR4, with it’s new ‘volante’ version, adds a third dimension to automobile travel that enables it to reach the sky. Much more than a mere concept or prototype, AIR4 is the first commercially available flying French car, and a real-life Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) vehicle that takes inspiration from the Renault 4. The AIR4 is a trailblazing design born out of a unique combination of automotive passion, engineering ingenuity and untethered imagination. The AIR4 is designed, engineered, and assembled entirely in France, in the heart of Europe’s first technology park in Sophia Antipolis, on the Côte d’Azur.
This Flying Car is Actually For Sale
After completing a test flight from Monaco’s heliport, an event which will be filmed as a part part of a TV documentary on the project, the AIR4 will be available for purchase online on Black Friday, 26 November 2021, on TheArsenale.com. The AIR4 is set at a retail price of 4 million euros, and will be available for purchase in Bitcoin.
Ian attended Dominican University of California, where he received a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong passion for writing and storytelling and a keen interest in technology, he is now contributing to DroneLife as a staff writer.
Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, a professional drone services marketplace, and a fascinated observer of the emerging drone industry and the regulatory environment for drones. Miriam has penned over 3,000 articles focused on the commercial drone space and is an international speaker and recognized figure in the industry. Miriam has a degree from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of experience in high tech sales and marketing for new technologies.
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