Designed by the Irdani Performance Group, the IPG-X1131 sports excellent acceleration and traction. Affectionately called the ‘Longtail’ by racers, the name is only partly in jest as the speeder sports the longest engines of all pod racers, and has undergone several design revamps to accommodate this. Originally an oval shape, the cockpit was hastily redesigned when tests revealed that the long engines severely hampered the stability and aerodynamics of the craft. The new design was circular and incorporated a free-spinning gyroscopic stabilizer ring. This ring, which spins at differing rates based on when the racer is in motion, effectively counter-balances the unwieldy ten meter long engines. It is also worth noting that the speeders original mass was a great deal less than current models, but after some unscrupulous racers took advantage of this weakness, additional armour plates were added which greatly increased its mass.