In what sounds like a fantasy fulfilled, remotely operated electric flying car races are set to begin in 2021 — with pilots taking to the skies in 2022.
Australian-based Airspeeder and Alauda Aerodynamics announced that the forthcoming international series — beginning after final, closed-door preseason tests — will feature the un-piloted version of its electric vertical take off and landing (eVTOL) racers.
Called the Mk3, the electric flying cars’ x-formation rotors help them hit speeds in excess of 120 kph (75 mph) and are capable of tight, high-speed maneuverability.
When Freethink spoke with Airspeeder founder Matt Pearson this past August, the company was in the process of testing the Mk3 over the desolate landscape of South Australia, and the next step was “showing the world what a race will look like.”
“Where we’re going to start, our main goal is circuit racing in…