Organisers of the new Airspeeder racing series have lifted the covers off the world’s first full-sized electric flying racing car, which will star in a series of remotely piloted races across the course of 2021.
Three years in the making, Airspeeder finally revealed the Mk3 ‘octocopter’ racing machine that will form the basis of the new series. Initially, the new eVTOL vehicle will be raced by remote control for the first year, ahead of planned fully piloted events in 2022.
A total of 10 of the flying ‘cars’ will be produced by manufacturer Alauda, with final testing due to take place in Australia before the grid will compete in a yet-tobe-confirmed number of races.
Powered by eight independent rotors, the Mk3 is capable of reaching speeds of up to 75mph, has a full carbon-fibre…