First-ever flying car racing series Airspeeder has released a new video depicting two teams fighting each other in a drag race. The eVTOL racers have a 129 hp powerplant and can reach a max speed of 124 mph. Each is believed to weigh only 100 kg unmanned.
In the South Australian desert, two parties from Alauda Aeronautics, the producer of the four-rotor vehicles, competed. Brett Hill, the technical project manager, headed Team Bravo, while Renee Fraser, the head of operations, supervised Team Alpha.
The quarter-mile drag race was won by Team Bravo, who crossed the finish line 3 secs faster than Team Alpha. The drag race also gave Alauda Aeronautics the opportunity to demonstrate their Virtual Forcefield technology, which uses lidar and radar to assure maximum safety amongst participants in full-grid competitions.
This test was part of Airspeeder's EXA Series, in which ground-based remote pilots will assume control of full-scale flying electric automobiles known as Speeders.