A brand new racing collection which hopes to emulate the pod racing from Star Wars has launched its first electrical flying race automotive.
Airspeeder has unveiled the Mk3, which is able to type the premise of the corporate’s maiden season in 2021. The automobiles, which is able to race at speeds in extra of 120 km/h in its first 12 months, shall be remotely managed by pilots on the bottom.
Airspeeder hopes to develop the Mk3 right into a manned racing craft for the 2022 season. Firm founder Matt Pearson has beforehand acknowledged his need for Airspeeder to show right into a collection just like the pod racing featured in Star Wars: A Phantom Menace.
The Mk3 has been within the pipeline for 3 years. Airspeeder goals to “create a sport that can speed up a brand new clean-air aerial mobility revolution”. Greater than 10 similar racing automobiles shall be produced and provided to groups in 2021.
A bunch of massive title producers are concerned in creating and manufacturing the car, together with McLaren, Boeing, Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls-Royce and Brabham.
Particulars of the Airspeeder Mk3 racing collection shall be revealed within the coming month. A behind-closed-doors check will happen in Australia earlier than a world calendar of occasions is put collectively.
The collection doesn’t merely need to placed on races for the sake of competitors. Airspeeder says the 2021 races will assist form the event of the subsequent iteration of manned race car, and in addition play “an important function in hastening the arrival of eVTOL (electrical vertical takeoff and touchdown) applied sciences which promise to revolutionise city passenger mobility, logistics and even distant medical transport”.