Airspeeder is a racing series for electric flying vehicles. Some races have already been held, but they were with remote-controlled “flying cars”. Now they are showcasing the MK4, which is manned and the first race will take place sometime next year.
The machine is of the so-called eVTOL type and it is hydrogen-powered. It is manufactured in Australia by Alauda Aeronautics and they claim that it is the fastest of its kind with a top speed of 360 km/h. You reach that speed after just 30 seconds from start, so it’s a quick one. The range is expected to be 30 miles and the weight of the vehicle is 950 kg.
On March 7, the MK4 will be showcased at the Southstart Innovation Festival in the UK. The first real tests with pilots are scheduled to be carried out during the third quarter of the year. Racing driver Bruno Senna has been hired as a development pilot and brand ambassador.
We, and the world, are ready for crewed flying car racing. We have built the vehicles, developed the sport, secured the venues, attracted the sponsors and technical partners. Now is the time for the world’s most progressive, innovative and ambitious automotive brands, OEM manufacturers and motorsport teams to be part of a truly revolutionary new motorsport.– Matt Pearson, CEO of Alauda Aeronautics