Alauda Racing, an Australian start-up, introduced the Airspeeder Mk3, which was named “the world’s first flying electric racing car”.
The sophisticatedly designed four-wheel helicopter was designed to compete against 10 other vehicles of its generation in a championship scheduled for later this year. However, there will be no human pilots on board, which is not surprising given the safety risks involved.
At the same time, the company is working on the Mk4 model, the first man-made racing car, which is expected to make its debut in 2022.
The most exciting and progressive motorsport on the planet
“The world’s first electric and flying race car will compete in a championship this year. It will be the most exciting and progressive motorsport on the planet,” said Matt Pearson, founder of Alauda.
The Mk3 was built from the ground up for one purpose only, to achieve breakneck speeds. The flying electric vehicle has an aerodynamic chassis and a 96-kilowatt powertrain.
The model can also accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in just 2.3 seconds.
The race car will have to return to the ground periodically to replace the batteries.
At the same time, the carbon fiber fuselage makes the model reach a weight of just 100 kilograms. However, the limitations of battery technology mean that the race car has to return to the ground periodically, stopping at specially designed stops for battery change, as in the case of Formula 1 race cars.
Different battery packs could allow teams to gain an advantage, accordingly Futurism.
“For example, in the case of races that require maneuverability but a lower straight line speed, a lighter battery pack could be chosen to provide more maneuverability at the expense of strength or endurance,” said the company’s founder. .
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