Volkswagen Aqua Concept By Yuhan Zhang
Transportation has transcended to a completely different domain in the last few decades. From wheels to supersonic flying machines, we have invented almost everything which seemed impossible a few decades ago. Following the legacy of innovations, reckoned automobile manufacturer Volkswagen has come up with The Volkswagen Aqua, a futuristic hovercraft. Designed by Chinese designer Yuhan Zhang, a graduate from Xihua University in Industrial Design, the concept is proposed to be manufactured from lightweight yet a very durable material. This hovercraft is meant for use in lakes, rivers, coastal water or even on snow.
The acclaimed CDN Car Design Awards China committee shortlisted this hovercraft under the “Chinese off-road Vehicle” category, which speaks itself about the utility of this vehicle. The concept is installed with two motors, the primary is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell and is used to drive the main fan which inflates the skirt around the vehicle and raises the Aqua just above the ground. On the other hand, the fans at the rear of the vehicle are powered by individual electric motors to provide forward thrust and directional control. Despite its extremely simple and clean design, this hovercraft dons a royal and luxurious look and can easily accommodate two people.
Designer: Yuhan Zhang