Just How Fast Is Rey’s Speeder?


Based on the assumption that the speeder itself is approximately 4 meters long, WIRED’s Rhett Allain offers up a detailed analysis concluding that the speeder is traveling at around 167 mph during that opening pan from the second Force Awakens trailer.

For those of you keeping track, this means that it should be able to traverse the entire length of that Imperial-class star destroyer wreckage in 21.4 seconds.

Possibly even more interesting, Allain also makes an attempt to quantify the artificial “shake” that’s visible in a shot that most likely never involved an actual physical camera.


His results are largely inconclusive, but he has published the complete data set for the camera motion over time if anyone wants to dig in deeper.

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