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Airspeeder Reveals MK4 Racer

Alauda Aeronautics Unveils High-Performance, Sustainable eVTOL Racer

The Mk4 aims to be the world's fastest eVTOL, hitting a top speed of 225 mph at the tail end of a 30-second sprint.

Powered by the 1,340-horsepower "Thunderstrike" hydrogen turbogenerator, the Mk4 can travel about 188 miles between refuelings with near-zero emissions. The resulting aircraft strikes a balance between traditional VTOL aircraft and terrestrial sports cars - a blend of eVTOL capability with the handling of a Formula 1 racers. The Mk4 is able to cut such impressive performance figures with the aid of Alauda's gimballed thrust technology, allowing for instantaneous response and maneuverability. The uncrewed Mk3 has completed more than 350 test flights throughout its development, in addition to a pair of demonstration races in 2022.

“We, and the world, are ready for crewed flying car racing. We have built the vehicles, developed the sport, secured the venues, attracted the sponsors and technical partners," said Matt Pearson, Alauda Aeronautics CEO. "Now is the time for the world’s most progressive, innovative and ambitious automotive brands, OEM manufacturers and motorsport teams to be part of a truly revolutionary new motorsport. In unveiling the crewed Airspeeder Mk4 we show the vehicles that will battle it out in blade-to-blade racing crewed by the most highly-skilled pilots in their fields.”

The Airspeeder Mk4 has already entered flight testing in south Australia, with the first crewed races on tap for 2024. A public unveiling of the physical prototype will be displayed at the Southstart innovation festival on March 7, 2023.



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