Airspeeder race series to launch at Goodwood

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Airspeeder – a new airborne motorsport– is expected to make its global public debut at this week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Developed by Alauda Racing, an Australian startup with the long-term ambition of developing a flying sports car for sale to the public, the Mk IV octocopters will hit speeds of 200km/h and offer a power-to-weight ratio superior to an F-18 fighter jet.

Public demonstrations of the Mk II Speeder racecraft will take place at the Festival of Speed, offering an insight into the first Airspeeder World Championship, featuring five teams and 10 pilots. The inaugural series is expected to take place in 2020.

Manned demonstrations of the new Mk IV race speeder, which will compete in the first championship, will begin in the Mojave Desert in California, USA, this November.

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