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Voisin Aéronef
by Raphaël Assoun

" A luxury sedan with more shape, more volume, more life.
Simply and more than ever a Voisin "
Such is the answer brought by this project to the question, " What shall be the new Voisin Neighbor nowaday? "
A little more than thirty years ago, on Christmas 1973, disrespectful Gabriel Voisin died. With him disappeared one of the most symbolic characters of all the history of the automobile. More than 65 years after the last model of the brand exit the factory, a new Voisin is born.

Baptized " Aéronef " and inspired by C25 Aérodyne, this new sedan is a tribute to the manufacturer of Issy-Les-Moulineaux.

Intended for a customer base top of the range, looking for the exclusivity, the luxury and a maximal comfort, the Aéronef can be driven by his happy owner but also, why not, by his driver.

She joins in the style of new Rolls-Royce, Cadillac, Bentley and the other Maybach.
Claiming at once her staut of car of exception, she displays her differences, her elegance and her modernity.


Her profile adopts, as that of her inspirer, the shape of an aircraft wing which plays an essential role in the sihouette and the general dynamism. The design of the front is a summary of the calenders of C6 Laboratoire and C25 Aérodyne, giving a more supple, more sensual result.

Her long hood evokes the 30s. The back was worked, as on Aérodyne of 1934, with the idea of a sliding roof stocked with portholes.

Her mixed body (steel and aluminum) marries rigidity and flexibility. Her lighths use the LED technology.


The rear optics has a big stylistic importance, give rhythm to the volumes and bound surfaces.

Made exclusively by top-quality materials (Which a deep chromium recovering the windows frames, rear-view mirrors and the calender, but also crystal and precious metals), she reminds the elegance of bygone days.

From her predecessor, the Aéronef also uses, the disc wheels, and its bumpers evoke unmistakably those of the Avions-Voisin of the 30s.


But the " Aéronef" is not " retro", on the contrary, and in spite of its generous dimensions, the typical style of Voisin avoids the heaviness and opts for an elegance arisen from its long hood and stressed by its profiled shape. It is all the architecture from the vehicle of origin that comes back here.


The interiot of the Aéronef is carefully worked and refinement. Aeronautical atmosphere assured thanks to the dashboard and to the seats. These, covered with leather, remind the comfort of premières classes of the long distance airplanes. Behind they bow and revolve, facilitating the access on board.

The driver is not less well of, his the post is spacious with two adjustable and heating seats. His seat resumes the model of those devolved to the passengers, with a higher sat, allowing a better vision of the road. Everything in this car, from the peaussserie, to the instrumentation, by way of the internal elements in metal, and the panels of aluminum body is worked in a remarkable way. The floor is covered with warm carpet and wood panels and consoles are stuck by aluminum. The lighting of the cockpit is assured by optical fibers which spread a pleasant light.


All the Gabriel Voisin's genius, former pupil of the " Beaux Arts de Lyon " (School of Fine Arts) was expressed in the drawings of his bodies where the aerodynamism, the functionalism and the dribing pleasure often took over the aesthetics.

It is in this idea that the Aéronef was imagined.

- Engine: V16 in 90 ° aluminum
- Power: 1000 hp
- Chassis: aluminium
- Body: steel and aluminium panels
Possible interior arrangements:
- Independent air conditioning front-back
- DVD reader
- Sophisticated audio equipment
- System of communication integrated into the vehicle

Before choosing Aérodyne as his project, Raphaël thought for a while to answer the question by: one fashionable Laboratoire, a sports coupé in the look of Aérosport, or a more funny vehicle as the C15 Petit Duc ( Gabriel Voisin's personal car).

Designer: Raphaël Assoun (e-mail)
His blog: transdesign
School: Créapole

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