If you've never seen a drone big enough to accommodate a human pilot in flight and do a somersault, then a surprise awaits you because that's what you might see soon.
Not immediately, we specify: it must be said that a human being is not yet able to fully maneuver the aircraft once on board, but the racing drone itself is already a really, really impressive piece.
An explosive mix
A strange cross between a canoe, a formula 1 single-seater car and a photographic drone. The shape is unusual, but it immediately betrays its function: this drone seems truly cut for racing, it has formidable aerodynamics.
Its 6 rotors provide it with good thrust but also guarantee it exceptional maneuverability.
It is still in the testing phase, but the team that built it works every day with the aim of actually running it. And who knows, seeing a dozen of these races around could increase the currently not-so-high adrenaline factor when it comes to electric vehicle racing. The secret might really be to run electric vehicles in the air, not on the ground.
The particular drone you see in this video still has some flaws and is being worked on, but it's designed to house a human. It aims to be very fast and maneuverable and is generally very exciting and impressive to see in action.
From video games to reality
It is currently possible to fly drones like this only virtually, through a game called DCL, Drone Champions League. A popular energy drink brand is sponsoring the "exploratory" operation that will one day transfer these stunt races to the real world.