The Airspeeder MK-4: The World’s Fastest eVTOL for Racing

Alauda Aeronautics has announced the launch of the Airspeeder MK-4, which they claim is the world’s fastest electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle designed for racing.

The new vehicle is powered by a Thunderstrike Hydrogen Turbogenerator, which is connected to electric motors on the eVTOL wings. Alauda Aeronautics is calling on manufacturers and motorsport teams to join the electric racing circuit, and the first crewed races are set to happen in 2024.

Airspeeder MK-4 from above

The Airspeeder MK-4 is a one-person electric racing vehicle that can reach a top speed of 225 mph and a potential range of 180 miles. The vehicle has a weight of 2,095 pounds, not including the pilot. The company claims it can reach the top speed of 225 mph in just 30 seconds, powered by a 1,000 kW (1,340 hp) turbogenerator. Alauda Aeronautics has also stated that the vehicle has the potential to use green hydrogen as a fuel source.

Racing with Precision and Control

Unlike most eVTOLs that use tilt-rotors for steering, the Airspeeder MK-4 has a gimballed thrust system that provides more precise steering than conventional rotorcraft. The AI flight controller adjusts four rotor pairs mounted on the 3D-printed gimbals, allowing for more control and precision.

Airspeeder MK-4’s tilt rotors and gimballed thrust provides more precise steering

Looking to the Future

Alauda Aeronautics CEO Matt Pearson is optimistic about the future of flying cars. He envisions a day when flying cars will be common in the skies and cost the same as a Tesla.

“Today, private cars outnumber taxis by about 300 to one, so the potential for people to own and drive their own flying car is absolutely enormous,”

Matt Pearson – CEO – Alauda Aeronautics

Final Thoughts

The Airspeeder MK-4 is a new and exciting addition to the world of electric racing vehicles. With its impressive speed, range, and precision control, the Airspeeder MK-4 has the potential to revolutionise the world of racing. Alauda Aeronautics is calling on manufacturers and motorsport teams to join the electric racing circuit and be part of this new era in racing. The future looks bright for electric racing vehicles, and with vehicles like the Airspeeder MK-4 leading the way, the possibilities are endless.

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