A peek inside the world’s most nimble private jet which costs £3.98m

Inside the world’s fastest six-seater private jet which costs £3.98m and was inspired by the shape of a high heeled shoe

  • The HondaJet Elite is now being delivered to customers globally after being unveiled last May 
  • Customers can chose from three colours, designed to ‘increase ramp appeal and turn heads’
  • The plane features a belt on the toilet so that an extra seat can be added, making it a seven-seater aircraft  

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For real high-flyers, this super-nimble private jet might pique interest. 

The HondaJet Elite – which costs from $5.25 million (£3.98 million) and is now being delivered to customers globally – features an elegant pointed nose that was inspired by a pair of designer high heels. 

The plane’s 12-foot-long cabin features a kitchen area complete with a coffee maker, four plush leather seats, veneered tables and a private toilet. So guests can stay connected, there is built-in Wi-Fi. 

 

The HondaJet Elite – which costs from $5.25 million (£3.98 million) and is now being delivered to customers – features an elegant pointed nose that was inspired by a pair of designer high heels

The plane's 12-foot-long cabin features, a kitchen area complete with a coffee maker, four plush leather seats, veneered tables and a private toilet. So guests can stay connected, there is built-in Wi-Fi

The plane’s 12-foot-long cabin features, a kitchen area complete with a coffee maker, four plush leather seats, veneered tables and a private toilet. So guests can stay connected, there is built-in Wi-Fi

In the cockpit, there are two more seats along with a range of state-of-the-art gadgets. The plane is merely started by a push button and there are touch screen monitors

In the cockpit, there are two more seats along with a range of state-of-the-art gadgets. The plane is merely started by a push button and there are touch screen monitors

There is also a belt attached to the toilet, so that an extra seat can be added.  

In the cockpit, there are two more seats along with a range of state-of-the-art gadgets.

The plane is merely started by a push button and there are touch screen monitors. 

On the technical front, the HondaJet Elite is the furthest-flying aircraft in its category, with a range of 1,653 miles. 

It is can also achieve an impressive top speed of 486mph and a maximum cruising altitude of 43,000ft – which is faster and higher than any other private jet of the same size. 

Kotaro Chiba, who was the first customer in Japan to take a delivery of the HondaJet Elite in late December, applauded its ‘quietness, powerfulness, smoothness, safety, and stability’. 

There is  a belt attached to the plane's toilet, so that an extra seat can be added

There is a belt attached to the plane’s toilet, so that an extra seat can be added

The Elite, which was unveiled in May last year, is an updated version of the twin-engine Honda HA-420 HondaJet which entered production in 2015

The galley area features a refrigerator and coffee maker

The Elite, which was unveiled in May last year, is an updated version of the twin-engine Honda HA-420 HondaJet which entered production in 2015. Above, the galley area features a refrigerator and coffee maker 

He added: ‘Above all, the beauty of this aircraft is outstanding. When light jets become widely used, the entire country of Japan will become like one metropolitan area, which will accelerate new economic activities. ‘ 

The Elite, which was unveiled in May last year, is an updated version of the twin-engine Honda HA-420 HondaJet which entered production in 2015. 

Customers can chose from three colours, designed to ‘increase ramp appeal and turn heads’, including ‘ice blue’, ‘monarch orange’ and ‘ruby red’.   

The plane design process was led by Michimasa Fujino, the CEO of Honda Aircraft Company which is based out of North Carolina.

He sketched the design more than two decades ago before his idea finally became reality and the plane’s tapered nose was apparently inspired by a pair of Salvatore Ferragamo-designed heeled shoes Fujino spotted at an airport duty free store.  

Customers can chose from three colours, designed to 'increase ramp appeal and turn heads', including 'ice blue', 'monarch orange' and 'ruby red'

Customers can chose from three colours, designed to ‘increase ramp appeal and turn heads’, including ‘ice blue’, ‘monarch orange’ and ‘ruby red’


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