In the (who knows how distant or near) future, we may see car racing with “race cars” reminiscent of Star Wars vehicles. In the air!
The Airspeeder has introduced the Mk3, the world’s first electric flying racing car. The non-ordinary vehicle is capable of 120 km / h in its first year and operates remotely from the ground. Airspeeder plans to have the vehicle in the cockpit by 2022. The company’s founder, Matt Pearson, wants to be able to hold competitions similar to those seen in Star Wars: Ominous Shadows in the future. Airspeeder aims to “create a sport that accelerates the new, clean air-driven mobility revolution”. In 2021, more than 10 identical race cars will be manufactured and shipped to teams.
Major manufacturers such as McLaren, Boeing, Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls-Royce and Brabham are involved in the development and manufacture of the vehicle. Details of the Airspeeder Mk3 race series will be released next month. The test behind closed doors will take place in Australia before an international calendar of events is compiled. The series is not simply created for the sake of competition. According to Airspeeder, the 2021 races will help shape the next iteration of cockpit, man-made racing cars and “also play a vital role in accelerating the development of eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) technologies that promise a revolution in urban mobility, logistics and even also in the field of medical transport “.