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Top Gear frenzies over Adelaide’s world-first, flying car drag race

Adelaide-based company Alauda Aeronautics has grabbed the attention of high-profile motorsport series, Top Gear, with the show sharing a video of the world’s first flying car drag race

Adelaide-based company Alauda Aeronautics has grabbed the attention of high-profile motorsport series, Top Gear, with the show sharing a video of the world’s first flying car drag race that took place in the Flinders Ranges.

South Australian entrepreneur Matt Pearson has been making history with his fleet of airborne electric cars, first setting his sights on racing gravity-defying vehicles three years ago.

The electric vehicles, named Alauda Mk3s, have undergone vigorous testing in the South Australian outback, already making history as the world’s first ever flight of a flying racing car. 

Matt founded both companies behind the innovative project, Airspeeder and Alauda Aeronautics, having previously started up nano-satellite company, Fleet Space Technologies, bringing a wealth of tech and engineering experience to this world-first ambition.

It’s no wonder his company and the Airspeeder series has been on Top Gear’s radar.

The video shared shows what looks like some sort of scene out of Star Wars, showing two electric flying cars taking to the skies in a quarter-mile drag race.

Described as a “landmark moment in the future of motorsport”, the drag was a pre-season test ahead of a remotely-piloted Grand Prix season starting in 2022.

Check out the AMAZING video!

Find out more about Alauda Aeronautics, visit their website here.

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