iFreet’s A150 represents the team’s commitment to its old roots. Similar design principles cause it to have a striking resemblance to its older brother, but a renewed focus on the performance and a new emphasis on racing over research gives it an edge the previous ship lacked.
Such a focus on performance does sacrifice the shield quality and the ship requires a skilled pilot in order to succeed; but in return, the ship provides great speed, almost flawless handling prowess and a thrust technology unmatched by any other team. Ifreet are set to become very successful on the technical circuits of the ARC-150.
iFreet’s IP0A presents itself as a stylistic departure from it’s ARC-150 counterpart. Stripped out and streamlined, the team have removed all elements of the design not dedicated to performance, simplifying the exterior design as a result; but under the hood, the entire ship has been reworked, resulting in improvements across the board.
The ship’s handling ability and top speed have both been brought up to standard, and extensive development of the shielding technology has improved the shield strength as much as possible without sacrificing performance. Thrust is still the star of the show, with synchronised development on the ag-device, powerplant and thruster providing thrust performance that still outdoes every other ship on the field and employs a few brand new technologies on it’s own. Ifreet are set to impress when their new prototype is revealed later this year.
History / Flavour
Anisa Dima, media address, March 2184:
Greetings! My name is Anisa Dima, and first and foremost I’d like to thank you all for coming to what is, for me, a very special event. As you may know, eleven years ago I was heavily involved in the japanese racing scene. I was able to witness firsthand how a company can be destroyed by lack of ambition or any kind of moral values. I’m sure you all know who I’m talking about.
I have always loved racing, and I have always wanted to branch out and be able to bring my own values to the table, to succeed where others have failed or fallen from grace. The events of a decade ago made this impossible. But ten years is a long time, and in that time I have not been resting; I have tried my hardest to see forward a change in attitudes, a change that the world needed and embraced. I stand here as living proof of the willingness people have to see racing begin again. And of course, it is not me alone, but the actions of hundreds of other dedicated followers and bright entrepreneurs that brought about the return of the racing.
And so we come to Project Ifreet. It is a passion project of mine, but I owe everything to my wonderful team who turned this into a reality. I am overjoyed to reveal our A150 ship; I feel it pays respect to the teams that came before it, while also pushing forward into the future, to a new era of prosperity in racing. I hope that everyone here can join me on that journey.
It only takes one person with a passion to achieve great things.
When Japan’s leading AG developer collapsed, somebody had to step in. Morocco’s Anisa Dima found herself working in Japan when her company went into liquidation, following a long period of commercial failure. The rescue came at a price: under new guise, the company refused to stick to its old ideals, and many of its previous supporters turned their backs. Convinced that the soul of her company had been destroyed, Dima took matters into her own hands.
Travelling back to her homeland of Morocco, she began a pet project to create her own AG racer, aiming to surpass her previous employer in every respect and return to the ideals she’d previously stood by. With limited access to technology and blueprints, she was forced to design many aspects of the ship herself and chose to focus on agility. The resulting design took its cues from her previous employer, producing a high-thrust, high-handling ship. Though its performance was limited, the prototype ship impressed many AG fans when it rolled off the production line in 2170, and Dima was able to convince a number of people to form a team and continue the project.
It wasn’t to last. The sudden collapse of the leagues ended any hope of a racing team, and many of it’s members lost faith and left. The prototype was covered in tarpaulin, placed in a garage and the door was shut.
It took ten years before the garage was opened again. An older and more determined Anisa Dima, having noticed AG racing’s impending return, revived her team. The project was christened “ifreet”, after the fire Jinn “ifrit”. Working with many key members from the Japan days, the designs were updated and rebuilt with cutting-edge technology. The resulting ship boasts the most powerful thrust out of all its rivals and handles very well, able to give Amphithere a run for their money. The design is also reminiscent of its forebears, with its visible spine and separated rear section.
It’s clear that ifreet’s passion for racing still burns strong among the team. With their proud goal of keeping AG racing alive and such a strong development team behind them, big things are expected of this little team.