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Australia’s Alauda just pulled the covers off something awesomely wacky, a full-sized, fully-operational flying electric race car. It’s called the Airspeeder Mk3, and it will actually enter a race this year. Its frame uses a lightweight carbon-fiber monocoque chassis and a slippery aerodynamic teardrop body. The Airspeeder Mk3 is powered by a 96kW purely electric powertrain routed to eight rotors, mounted in pairs. Speeds of up to 75 mph are expected, and agility should be quite impressive. A slide and lock battery swap system will make quick work of pit stops, and entrants can choose between longer range packs that are heavier or lighter packs for more agility and straight-line speed. The race will be used as a testing ground for the next-generation Mk4 Airspeeders. The race cars will be unmanned for these purposes, but it should still prove to be a hoot to watch.

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Unzip your coat and have some mulled wine on the house—you’ve arrived at your final gifting destination: The Holiday Gift Guide. It’s like your friendly neighborhood one-stop holiday shop, except instead of balsa wood ornaments, ours is packed with thoughtful gifts for everyone on your list. Future heirlooms, small-but-significant stocking stuffers, and gear for getting out there (or staying in)—are all right here. There’s no music playing in the background though, so you’ll just have to hum Bing Crosby while you click around instead.

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