Every iteration of a futuristic world in the films or stories emphasizes a flying car. Whether it’s the iconic classic cartoon The Jetsons or blockbuster films Back To The Future and Total Recall, hover cars or flying cars are the future. You might have wondered if flying cars would ever match a reality while watching these movies. The answer to your questions lies in the world’s first electric flying race car, which has taken flight for the first time. Check out our article below.
The World’s First Electric Flying Car Has Arrived
The Alauda Mk3 is the world’s first electric flying race car, and we’re not even kidding. With the powertrain of this electric vehicle, it can match the output of an Audi SQ7. Alauda Aeronautics will compete in the Airspeed EXA series of unmanned flying car races with their invention. The Alauda Aeronautics is an Australian company that ensures the world a flying race-car capable of racing tracks and in the air. The Alauda Mk3 was first unveiled in February 2021, and now, it just made its initial flight.
Alauda Mk3 Gets Inspiration From Racing Cars In The 1950s And 1960s
It will take place in an undisclosed location in the South Australian desert under the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). In 2021, the Alauda Mk3 flying car will precede the Airspeeder EXA series of three unmanned flying cars. When the full-scale electric flying racing series begins later in 2021, this event will help bring motorsports to the skies. The beast of engineering marvel can be remotely controlled through a simulator that simulates the dynamics and ergonomics of the Mk3 cockpit. The group company hopes that the Airspeeder EXA will help improve pilot skills as well.
The Alauda Mk3 brings inspiration from the racing cars of the 1950s and 1960s. Vertical take-off and landing are possible with this electric vehicle, weighing only 130 kg unladen and has a carrying capacity of 80 kg. Now, going to its specifics, the Alauda Mk3 is fully electric-powered capable of churning out 429 hp of power output. In addition, it can accelerate 0-100 kmph in 2.8 seconds and climb up to 1,640 feet in the air.