Flying Race Car Series to Debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed, Launching 2020

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  1. GTPNewsWire

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    I looked up the definition of car and I understand now.
     
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  3. bloodyboyblue

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    Well that’s one way to put the danger back into racing
     
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    This is certainly out of left field. Gran Turismo Air when? ;)
     
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    No. ACF*



    * Assetto Corsa Fly
     
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    Project AIRS?
     
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    Decades of motorsports safety work, wiped off the table :scared:

    Seriously, that looks like a death trap.
     
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    They certainly won't need three hours with the stewards if someone sends it up the inside.
     
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    It doesn't look bad IMHO, if it had some wheels on instead of those... Blade legs? It would be like a modern interpretation of classic F1 cars.
     
  10. Neyrox

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    IRL Wipeout, here we come!!
     
  11. TAU_GTP

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    Who will actually fly these? Seasoned stunt and fighter pilots like in the Red bull plane series thing? Can't imagine a race car driver making a simple transition to a flying vehicle.
     
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    If this AirCar contraption has any future, the propellers will have to be enclosed to prevent serious injury
    And you could just imagine the carnage if they become available to the motoring public
     
  13. Auditore

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    Kaz better start scanning these flying machines for GT7
     
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    Isn't Red Bull Air Race World Championship good enough?
     
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    Because of the evident first corner carnage, this is going to be time trial racing only?
     
  16. Lebowski

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    Right, so it's not a car is it, not even in the slightest. It's a drone. And when it has a pilot it's a single-man air craft.
    As daft as these idiots who refer to those 2 wheeled balance boards as hover boards when they are clearly in firm contact with the ground!
     
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    How droll.
     
  18. z71L28

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    Helicopter/plane, they don't resemble a car in any way in my opinion. :rolleyes:
     
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    And monkeys might fly out of my butt :D
     
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    I hope they add these to the infield at the Motor Circuit in GT Sport :sly:
     
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    I can't see how this could possibly go wrong.
     
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    DLC in Forza Horizon 5 confirmed lol
     
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    I wonder what will last longer, this or Roborace? :lol:

    I'll give them props for trying something out of the box though. :cheers:

    Hate to break it to you, but Red Bull Air Race is dying in September.
     
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    Are they entered in this race series too? Drones and monkeys.

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    That one is timed event, not wheel to wheel...sorry, blade to blade combat.
     
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    This is both interesting and intriguing! It seems like a very interesting concept. I can actually see this lasting and evolving into something incredible. I, and even one YouTube commenter, joked that this could be the genesis of something like WipEout or F-Zero. Only I doubt we'll see real-life interpretations of FEISAR, AG Systems, Auricom, Qirex, Goteki 45, EG-X, Piranha Advancements, or anything like that. I am also VERY certain we won't have aerial combat like the WipEout games. This topic was something I didn't want to believe at first. Now, though, I am very interested to see how this all evolves. I even subscribed to Airspeeder on YouTube.

    Once again- interesting and intriguing.
     
  28. Mr P

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    some kids are gonna strap a few drones together one day and...

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    It's amazing how close man is to touching the sky from his own backyard with a few toys bought from Argos.... Don't forget your crash helmets :lol::tup:
     
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    Well looks like I'm going to Goodwood FoS next year! Time to start saving for the tickets!
     
  30. Arkanjel72

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    I dont see this ever actually happening with pilots. Full size drone racing maybe. But not piloted, open rotor, full grid racing. I mean, its intriguing. But in no way is this safe enough to be sustainable.