Dronekhana One Is A Ford-Dodging Drone Race

You’ve seen Ken Block’s Gymkhana and Ford’s Snowkhana series, but now it’s time to see a couple of drones competing in a race, jammed packed with Ford obstacles, in the Blue Oval’s latest Dronekhana One.

Drone racing is rapidly becoming a fad (we should’ve seen this coming), with Luke Bannister (16) and Brett Collis (22) being the planet’s best drone pilots. That’s why Ford challenged them to tackle a unique course that includes (among other things) a drifting Focus RS, a Mustang performing a burnout, and two robot hands.

The special goggles used by the two pilots offered a first-person view as they navigated the course, while a rig composed of 36 GoPro action cameras captured the aerial machines in mid-action, in a style made famous by the 1999 film The Matrix – according to Ford.

“It’s basically like stepping into the cockpit. It was a tough course and we had some mishaps – but at least the Mustang’s all right, that’s all that matters,” said 16-year-old World Drone Prix champion Luke Bannister who took on the course with Tornado XBlades team-mate and fellow Brit, Brett Collis, 22.

So, step back, relax, and enjoy 2 minutes and 2 seconds of high-speed droning and amazing remote controlling. The stunt was put together at Ford’s HQ in the city which this week hosts Europe’s biggest interactive games trade fair.


2019 Corvette Special Edition To Be Revealed At Daytona 24-Hour Race

In all likelihood, GM is getting ready to send off the current, seventh-gen ‘Vette with a special model.

Groups Protest GM And Ford At Detroit Show With Prayers And… Inflatable T-Rex?

The protesters object to planned job cuts and plant closures as well as more lax emissions regs.

Karma Forms Partnership With Italian Design House Pininfarina

The renowned design house will help the EV automaker with development and customization of its vehicles .

Nissan Claims Carlos Ghosn Took Home $9 Million In Improper Payments

The former CEO is accusedof receiving this sum after signing a contract for a Netherlands-based joint venture.

2020 Genesis G90 Makes North American Debut At Montreal Auto Show

In the U.S., the engine lineup includes a 3.3L twin-turbo V6 and a naturally aspirated 5.0L V8.

The Days Of Germany’s No-Speed-Limit Autobahn Are Probably Numbered

The government might impose a 130 km/h speed limit as part of a new climate change law.

Semi Smashes Through Concrete Barrier On Freeway, Topples And Hits Three Cars

This scary accident resulted in the injury of one person, who was transported to the hospital.

Heavily Bent Volvo S60 Gets A New Lease Of Life Thanks To Lone Mechanic

The man needed 60 hours in order to fix the right side of the car, which was completely bent out of shape.

Orange And The All Black: Meet T Sportline’s Widebody Tesla Model X

The carbon fiber body kit adds more than two inches to the Model X’s overall width.

Porsche Cayman GT4 Rallye Confirmed For Production, Will Be Ready For 2020 Season

The new 718 Cayman GT4 Rallye is being designed to meet FIA R-GT regulations.