This is the Volkswagen Aqua Concept, a vehicle designed by Chinese student Yuhan Zgang. As you can see from the photos, the concept is quite unusual and represents a futuristic all-terrain hovercraft (ACV – Air Cushion Vehicle) and it is powered by Hydrogen and propelled by impellers. For those who don’t know, the project was presented at the CDN Car Design Awards and was developed as an off-road vehicle targeted to Chinese customers.
Apparently, the hovercraft is the perfect solution seen by the designer capable to travel over land, ice but also water and it is suitable for China’s wide landform range of wetlands. We have to admit that the design is quite interesting, but the most interesting thing is the door (hatch) that is located on the back of the concept.
The Vw Aqua features several engines, but the main one drives the fan or impeller found under the chases which is responsible for lifting the vehicle by forcing high pressure air under the craft.
This air inflates the skirt found under the vehicle and makes the vehicle rise above the surface. Additional engine are used to propel the craft.