Our Journey

Follow Airspeeder's Journey Through History


“Auto racing began five minutes after the second car was built.”

Henry Ford

Founder of Ford Motor Company

Steam motorsport is born

The first competitive event was held in Manchester, UK where two racers attempted the course with steam-powered engines lasting just under an hour. The race holds wider significance - the first time in history that cars were used purely for competing.


The Wrights get it right

The first aeroplane flight is recorded by Orville and Wilbur Wright with their aircraft the Kitty Hawk, marking the start of a transportation which would revolutionise the world.


Birth of the land speed record

France’s Jeantaud Duc and its driver set the first ever land speed record at a total of 39 mph paving the way for competitive straight line competition.


The world goes air racing

Thanks to the Schneider Trophy, an epic new sport is invented, which saw seaplanes and flying boats battle it out with the first event in Monaco, Europe - a location that’s now synonymous with motorsport.


Transatlantic flight

In 1919, Alcock and Brown became the first duo to cross the Atlantic with a non-stop flight which took them around 16 hours. This monumental effort was a huge feat for innovation, showing just how rapidly the boundaries of technology were being tested and pushed.


An elite motorsport commences

The first World Championship Formula One race is held at Silverstone in the UK, with 22 entrants. This event marked the birth of the golden age of technology which would lead to motorsport being a test bed for consumer technology.


Global electric-powered motorsport launched

The world is introduced to Formula E with its inaugural race in Beijing, China. This is the world’s first series of the kind, paving the way for other electric series in the future.


Airspeeder is founded

Airspeeder is founded by Matt Pearson with a vision to accelerate a mobility revolution through competition.


MK1 development begins

MK1 development begins in Sydney, Australia.


Mk2 test flights start

First ground-controlled flight takes place at Wakefield Airfield.


World’s first flying electric racing car is built

A vision for the acceleration of mobility through sporting competition is seen for the first time, as the Alauda Mk3 is revealed.


Major institutional backing is secured

Major institutional backing is secured, acknowledging Airspeeder’s role in accelerating a potential $1.5 trillion industry.


Airspeeder Acronis Launch

Acronis adds cloud protection

Airspeeder announces the technology that will ensure close but safe racing.


IWC Schaffhausen becomes engineering and timing partner

Airspeeder and IWC announce an iconic partnership that reflects a common purpose of technological and engineering progress.


Airspeeder shows Flying Car Racing to the World

EXA is Airspeeder’s first racing series. Up to four teams with two remote pilots per team will compete in three individual events across the globe through 2021. They will race ‘blade-to-blade’ over locations inaccessible to traditional motorsport.


EXA Seres

The Future is Now

We are the world’s first racing series for manned flying electric cars.

EXA Series

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