Volkswagen Hovercraft

Here’s another look at the Volkswagen Aqua by design student Yuhan Zhang from China. The primary motor unit is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, and used to drive the main fan which then inflates the rubber skirt around the vehicle. When this happens, Aqua is raised just above the ground to provide lift, and its rear fans are powered by individual electric motors to provide forward thrust as well as directional control. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

Volkswagen Aqua
Volkswagen Aqua
Volkswagen Aqua
Volkswagen Aqua

“The styling of the Volkswagen Aqua hovercraft is extremely clean and minimalist. There’s very little clutter to the lines, except perhaps at the rear due to the quartet of fans. The interior has space for two, and again its a rather Spartan affair. The driver controls the Aqua hovercraft using a telescopic steering wheel with an unusual flexible column. The instrument panel is fully digital,” said Diseno Art.