The first electric flying race car



Flying cars are not only transformed into taxis or buses of the future, but they can also participate in the racing car sector, and Alauda has just demonstrated it.

The first time he talked about flying electric racing vehicles was in 2017, when Matt Pearson launched a Kickstarter to measure interest and raise funds. The team announced its international public debut in mid-2019 and has now unveiled a full-size, fully functional electric flying race car: the Airspeeder Mk3.

It will compete this year, and Alauda Aeronautics is currently building several identical racing vehicles at its technical headquarters in Adelaide, South Australia, from where they will supply teams for the first electronically controlled circuit races later this year.

Airspeeder — World’s First Electric Flying Racing Car Ready To Race

The cars will, for the time being, be unmanned, and serve as a flight test bench that will collect data on vehicle dynamics, performance, safety, and powertrain technology to inform the design and specifications of the upcoming Manned Mk4s, so pilots will control unmanned steering wheels remotely.



Airspeeder Mk3 design

The design is reminiscent of an F1 racing car from the 1950s, with a strong and rigid carbon fiber frame and fuselage that makes it all weigh about 100 kg unmanned. Your 96 kW electric powertrain is expected to make the Mk3 travel at speeds of more than 120 km/h. It has eight rotors mounted in four pairs and will allow you to take tight corners while in the air.

At the time of pit stops, you could change the battery, just like you do today with the tires.



When we'll have races in the sky

Airspeeder Mk3 series race dates have not yet been announced, but more than 10 flying runners identical to competing teams will be provided in the coming months.

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