French carmaker Renault has reimagined the concept of a flying car. It looks like a quadcopter.

Renault has teamed up with Miami-based design firm TheArsenale to create a huge drone with an updated version of the iconic car that has been on sale for 30 years. At the same time, the total number of sold copies was about 8 million units. In honor of this, Renault unveiled the AIR4 flying car – essentially a quadcopter with a car on top.

The concept celebrates the 60th anniversary of Renault 4. The goal is to show how far the company has come in half a century. “AIR4 is a symbol of independence and freedom, we understand that the traffic on the roads is increasing, and there is a lot of free space above them,” writes Renault in a press release.

The body is made of carbon fiber and is equipped with a 22,000 mAh battery. The total capacity of the power supply is 90,000 mAh. The thrust of each propeller is 95 kg, the total load capacity is about 380 kg. The AIR4 can fly horizontally at speeds up to 26 m / s with a 45 degree tilt. The maximum possible tilt is 70 degrees. The ascent speed can be up to 14 m / s, but for safety reasons it is limited to 4 m / s. Descent speed – 3 m / s. The AIR4 drone vehicle can take off to an altitude of 700 m and reach speeds of up to 90 km / h or 25 m / s.