• Airspeeder just completed its first funding round for electric flying car races in April
  • The company’s goal is to create a new motorsport of racing electric flying cars with expert pilots.
  • MK4s are the flying cars that will race, with trials starting this year.
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The first electric flying car races of the 21st century could take place as early as this year, according to Alauda, which developed the Airspeeder electric flying car.

The first Airspeeder prototype debuted in summer 2019, and now the company is at what it calls an advanced stage of testing. Test pilots from the US Air Force were recruited to test earlier versions of the flying car, and it’s now ready to begin testing the newest MK4 model that will be used in races, though tests are currently on hold because of coronavirus restrictions.

Alauda plans for MK4 races to be the next popular motorsport at the intersection of science fiction and gaming, drawing fans of other racing sports and esports. Once races can proceed, the sport will be available to stream globally, and spectators will be limited to a few luxury VIPs.

Take a look at the Airspeeder here.

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