• Aug 25th 2009 at 7:57AM
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Aston Martin Volare concept - Click above for high-res image gallery

James Trim, a 23-year-old designer at Coventry University in the UK, has come up with a unique idea of what a future eco-friendly Aston Martin may look like. We see elements of Aston Martins past and present, along with at least a whiff of Fisker Karma, especially in the front fascia and front fender peaks.

Powering the conceptual Aston Martin Volare is a centrally-located hydrogen fuel cell that sends its electrons to an electric motor mounted at the front of the car. At the rear sits a battery pack and a pair of hydrogen storage tanks mounted directly behind the two occupants and over the rear axle. Trim believes this arrangement would provide an ideal balance of weight for a performance-minded sportscar. See for yourself in our gallery below.

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[Source: James Trim via World Car Fans]

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      • 8 Months Ago
      Looks attractive, but blew it on Hydrogen!
        • 8 Months Ago
        Meh, Another designer who doesn't understand science or physics.
      • 8 Months Ago
      Shuu Greg will be offended.

      Don't know why they didn't make it an EV they could have pulled together some laptop batteries from other students. It was probably sponsored by Shell though.
      • 8 Months Ago
      With oversized wheels and a high beltline and a low roofline, the view out through those tiny slit windows would be very poor. Not that it really matters, this is yet another concept model that will never be produced.
      • 8 Months Ago
      Screw the hydrogen nonsense... the notion of a "performance-minded sportscar" being FWD clearly shows that this designer doesn`t know anything about cars at all.

      A good engineer can replace a designer, but a designer can never replace an engineer.
      • 8 Months Ago
      This will be the next batman car? :)

      Looks amazing, but it will be difficult to get in the car with this small doors.

      • 8 Months Ago
      It's AWD not FWD.
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