Airspeeder – a radical new airborne motorsport for the 21st century – combines the format of Formula E, the thrills of air racing and the glamour of F1. Developed by Alauda Racing, an Australian start-up with the long-term ambition to use its technology to develop a world-beating flying sportscar for sale to the public, the Mk. IV octocopter can hit speeds of 200 km/h and offer a power-to-weight ratio superior to an F-18 fighter jet!
Each sky-high Grand Prix will take place at a different landmark motorsport venue around the world, with Mk IV Airspeeder pilots competing in timed trials and heart-pounding white-knuckle head-to-head races 20 metres above ground.
First world championship in California
After making its global debut at this week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in England, manned demonstrations of the new Mk. IV race speeder, which will compete in the first world championship, will begin in California’s Mojave Desert this November.
The Airspeeder series has the opportunity to reset motorsport, using competition as a canvas to develop highly efficient and highly effective airborne vehicles. Speaking on the title sponsorship of Airspeeder Ian Strafford-Taylor, CEO of Equals, said: “We’re delighted to have agreed this partnership with Airspeeder who are using cutting-edge technology to deliver a new generation of motorsport. The spirit of ingenuity and engineering behind Airspeeder makes it the perfect fit for Equals, as these are also the drivers behind our new brand identity.”