The Company Airspeeder has presented the Mk3, a flying vehicle that they want to be a race flying vehicle. They have thought to make a championship race with some of this vehicles that will be named EXA Racing Series. At the moment, this is an idea, but they want to make it this real. In this championship will only be with models of this Mk3.
This vehicle is a VTOL, as the flying vehicles used to be. It is very similar to a drone, it can be driven with a pilot inside the cabin and with remote control. Moreover, the maximum capacity has been made with the remote control mode, so it looks like that they have to work more in the driven pilot model.
The jet propulsion system is electric make up with eight rotors, the eight rotors generate 128 horsepower (96 kW). It looks like not much power, but it is a very light vehicle, with a carbon fiber monocoque, its weight is 100 kg. That is why this vehicle can achieve 100 km/h. The designer has made it as a sport car, with an athletic form and a stylized rear, give the feeling that it is a sport vehicle. The battery has an autonomy of 10-15 minutes.
The idea of making the competition, the EXA Racing Series, is to keep improving the vehicle. The first races is going to be with the remote control for safety reasons, and they want to make a faster version. For the championship, they want to make a vehicle with 435 horsepower, that can achieve 200 km/h or more, and past from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.3 seconds.
This is a new flying vehicle project, but in this time, the brand pretends to make it sport, that something new. However, they still use the same technology, the drone’s one, so we have to wait to see the improvement and if they reach the sport flying car. The brand has not said if they are going to offer for sale the first model in a future, we will see.