Sunday, July 21, 2024


We figure one thing most of us aren’t quite ready to embrace is electric flying car drag racing. It’s already happened, right here in Australia believe it or not. Alauda Aeronautics in South Australia was founded by Matt Pearson to develop electric flying cars, and the subsequent Airspeeder racing series. Early in November the coqmpany held its first race between two remotely piloted vehicles. The Mk3 Speeders flew at over 100 km/h and heights of 10m above the ground. The garage was split into two teams with the red Speeder (team Bravo) crossing the line 3.2s quicker than its black liveried rival (team Alpha). The drag race took place over 400m distance, and as the race-craft move through their rapid development curves it’s expected they will race at up to 300 km/h in full race specification.

“We are on the cusp of making motorsport and mobility history with the world’s first electric flying car races. This test race provides the world a glimpse at the next generation of motorsport and mobility. This first test drag-race is a major moment in the creation of our sport and a giant leap forward for the development of electric flying cars,” said Matt Pearson, Founder & CEO, Airspeeder & Alauda Aeronautics.

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