Drone Racing League Launches Racer 3, Its Fastest Drone Yet

And this racing drone's stats say it's quicker than a Formula 1 car.

The Drone Racing League—a.k.a. DRL—is known for its world-renowned pilots navigating through insane three dimensional courses. Now, the Allianz World Championship season of the ESPN racing show is getting even faster. 

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On Thursday, DRL announced the Racer 3, its completely custom—and fastest—drone yet. The Racer 3 is capable of doing zero to 80 miles per hour in less than one second. For comparison, that easily trumps the typical Formula 1 car; those vehicles’ zero-to-60 times have been as low as 1.6 seconds, but are typically more in the 2.1-2.7 second range. 

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Although these numbers are incredible, the F1 cars easily pull away at the top end; the Racer 3 drone is limited to a mere 85 mph. 

Adding flair for pilot identification, the Racer 3 sports 210 RGB LEDs and uses 6-inch tri-blade props for agility and traction. 

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This sport is only becoming more competitive, and as bigger names and brands flock to support it, it means we live in a world where you can become a professional racing drone pilot. The Allianz World Championship season will premiere on ESPN on June 20 at 8pm EST.

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