BMW makes some very fast cars so it has great expertise in the area of automotive design and technology. Can it lend some of that expertise to drones? That’s what the German auto giant is planning to do in collaboration with the Drone Racing League. The company is developing the world’s fastest racing drone in collaboration with the Drone Racing League.


BMW will collaborate with the DRL to further develop high-performance racing drones in the BMW Group wind tunnel. This partnership is also going to bring a professional drone race to BMW Welt, a multi-use exhibition center located in Munich, Germany. It’s used for meetings and promotional events where buyers are given the keys to their brand new BMWs.

“The partnership with DRL will enhance BMW’s racing involvement with future-oriented formats,” said Jörg Reimann, BMW’s head of international brand experience.

The DRL Allianz World Championship is the largest global drone racing series and it’s organized by the DRL. The races see First Person View drone pilots race their custom-made DRL drones through difficult three-dimensional courses in great venues across the globe.

Now that BMW is an official partner, it’s going to host the penultimate race of the 2018 season in Munch on July 28th at the BMW Welt. The race is going to be broadcast in more than 75 countries this fall.

DRL built the RaceX last year and it was crowned the fastest racing drone on earth as it reached a top speed of 265.87 km/h. DRL is now aiming to break this record as part of its collaboration with BMW.

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