Carcopter, flying Formula1 powered by hydrogen

Meet Carcopter, the Hydrogen-Powered Formula 1 Race Car That Literally Flies at 153 MPHThe designers plan to launch it on the Formula 1 circuits as soon as 2023.

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MACA

We often say that Formula 1 cars “fly,” but what if there was one that could quite literally take to the skies. Allow us to introduce you to the Carcopter, a hydrogen-powered flying vehicle designed specifically for high-speed racing.

The pioneering prototype is the handiwork of French startup MACA and recently debuted at the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The aerodynamic speed machine is vying to be the first (manned) flying hydrogen Formula 1 car and is capable of soaring to 153 mph—in theory, at least.

The eco-friendly design comes from the minds of two aviation experts: ex-fighter pilot Thierry de Boisvilliers and former Airbus executive Michael Krollak. The duo decided to create the hydrogen-powered racer in an effort to reduce the harmful carbon emissions produced by traditional combustion engines on the Formula 1 track.

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