Chopper squad: Aston Martin takes to the skies with Airbus
James Bond's favourite car manufacturer has joined forces with the company behind the A380 passenger jet to create something for those bored of the road
If driving an Aston Martin isn’t a posh enough experience for you, you can now go one better and take a spin in the brand’s newest product – a helicopter.
The manufacturer has teamed up with aerospace giant Airbus to create the ACH130, a luxury chopper emblazoned with the kind of stylings generally only found on swanky (yet irreversibly earth-bound) automobiles.
Available in four external liveries with complementary interiors, the helicopters are embellished with signature elements taken from the cars, starting with the iconic wings, which are embossed in the various leather features inside the cabin.
Engineers at Airbus, an aeronautical firm more famous for making the A380 planes used by both Emirates and Etihad carriers, worked alongside their opposite numbers at Aston Martin for more than a year to refine the final products.
The result of their efforts is a whirlybird with rather plusher stylings than you might find on your average Chinook troop carrier, or, indeed most flying objects.
Each of these special edition helicopters will have a plaque included on the instrument panel that shows the partnership logos, the edition number and the owner’s name, should whoever buys one wishes to have it there.
If you fancy an ACH130, first deliveries will be taking place within the next three months.
Updated: January 8, 2020 03:36 PM