Futurists, lovers of technology, and early adopters can put a refundable deposit down on the future car. Joining the founders club of cutting-edge vehicle maker NFT gets more than just a reserved flying car. It buys drivers a place in personal transportation history.
A small investment in sci-fi technology
Flying cars are a staple of any good science fiction future. Some pieces cited the 2000s as a far-off year in which cars would take to the sky. The trope is set to come to life and take flight in 2026. An investment of merely $5,000 buys a piece.
Early investors who buy into the founders club reserve more than just a flying car. They also get one share in NFT’s stock. The first generation is slated for a limited run of 1,500 units. Owning the nearly $790,000 first-generation Aska will be exclusive. Like many new technologies, flying cars will become more accessible as time goes on.
Founders Club members will be entitled to attend status update meetings every three to six months. While the $5,000 deposit is refundable, most members will likely be eager to hear when they can expect to take flight.
The 2026 Aska is unlike anything to hit the road or sky
The 2026 Aska combines the look of a midsize SUV with that of modern-day drones. Four folding supports extend out from the Aska’s roof. Each is topped with a battery-powered propeller. The batteries are kept charged by two gas motors. 50-foot wings keep the car in the air.
The original plan for the Aska held a traditional boxy SUV body. Aerodynamics demanded the main body be given a more tear-drop shape. Four passengers can comfortably fit in this technological wonder. The Aska reaches top speeds of 150 mph and has a range of 250 miles.
NFT isn’t the first maker to begin work on a flying car. Boeing, Hyundai, and General Motors have all explored flying car concepts. More major brands will eventually enter the space as the need for air taxi services increase.
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The initial price tag of the 2026 Aska is enough to make heads spins. At a whopping $789,000, the first generation flying Aska costs more than the average home. This price includes recuperation for the development of the technology and manufacturing facilities to construct the flying car. Also included is the cost of 40 hours of flight training and a private pilot’s license.
NFT projects that the second generation of the Aska will cost drivers $589,000. As technology improves and manufacturing returns to pre-COVID production, the cost will go down even further. The third generation mass production Aska should set pilots back $359,000. A significant reduction from the first generation. Flying cars in this price range could potentially be more accessible.
In addition to being easier to purchase, the Aska will become easier to pilot. NFT will make the Aska fully automated. The flying car will be able to take off, navigate, and land on its own. This technology should be ready for mass production by 2030. It seems 1980s sci-fi films predicted when the flying car would take to the sky with alarming accuracy.