Where frontier technology meets new world entertainment. Introducing Airspeeder, the world’s first electric flying car racing series.
It doesn’t just sound like it, it also looks like one of those Airspeeders from Star Wars. According to Fandom, “an Airspeeder, also called air speeders or simply speeders, were repulsorlift vehicles common throughout the galaxy. On extremely urban planets such as Coruscant, airspeeders were controlled by skylanes to allow them to maneuver between the dense streams of traffic and skyscrapers.”
It is the world’s first racing series for manned electric flying cars. With elite pilots race manned electric multicopters above some of the world’s most exotic locations, our sport is found at the confluence of frontier technology and new world entertainment.
Alauda is an Australian start-up company under the leadership of tech and space entrepreneur Matt Pearson. A cross between an F1 car and a racing drone, the Alauda Airspeeder is a small single-seater eVTOL designed for racing. It can fly up to 200km/h (124mph).
According to Pearson, the electric-powered Airspeeder will participate in a competitive racing league, modelled after the Formula E racing series: once the technology receives full approval following testing, Alauda will provide the hardware to multiple teams to manufacture and develop their own “Airspeeders”, set their own strategies and draft their own pilots. The speeders will then use the track in the sky in intense head-to-head competitions as a way of exploring the limits of the technology.