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Piaggio Aero P180 Avanti II

You’re looking at the “Ferrari of the Skies”, a luxurious private aircraft that is faster than every other vehicle in its class.  The Piaggio Aero P180 Avanti II uses unconventional design and propulsion systems to fly faster, further and more efficiently than even some private jets.  With three sets of wings and a pair of rear-mounted push propellers, the Avanti II can reach speeds of up to 466 mph while burning just 98 gallons of fuel per hour.  That might seem steep in automobile standards, but it is strikingly low for airborne travel.

The new Piaggio Aero P180 Avanti II is as sexy as it is functional.  The three-wing design presents a wild appearance, thanks to two nose-mounted canard wings, a pair of wide-and-thin central wings and the raised T-tail wings in the back.  These wings give the Avanti II a significant advantage in lift, one that provides for plenty of savings in the fuel department.

The interior is classy and refined, providing its passengers with a first-class experience throughout their flight.  The cabin can fit 7-9 passengers with a pair of pilots up front, providing comfort space for all 11 on board at maximum.  If you’d like to secure one of your own, it’ll cost you.  The best-in-class performance and first-class interior may justify the $7 million dollar price tag, but only if you’ve got that kind of money to play with.  [via unfinishedman]

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