Flying cars have always been a topic of interest. A few companies like Terrafugia and now Aska have even started working on such technology. In fact, Aska is promising the world that their model will be ready to launch in only two or three years!
A Quick Introduction of Aska
Aska is a company in Northern California that has surprised the world by showcasing a prototype of a flying car in the Monterey Car Week, making quite a buzz that spread like a fire. The company has suggested that they will soon begin the production of the first-ever flying car in another two to three years. The company’s CEO has mentioned that the technology is still rough, and they are working on their innovation, hopefully making the flying car take off both vertically and horizontally – like a real airplane – making it easier to get in and out of smaller spaces.
About the Latest Aska A5 Flying Car
The Aska A5 will be able to accommodate four people at a time, and the vehicle relies on six propellers for aerial propulsion. Four of the six wheels will be able to transition from a vertical to a horizontal position, making it ready to fly off.
With a battery pack of 100 kWh along with a gas-powered range extender to make more electricity whenever required, the flying car will be the most technologically advanced creation that the world will soon be seeing in the sky. The vehicle will come with a 150-mph cruising speed and will be covering up to 250 miles.
If you want to convert it back to driving mode, the front and rear wings will fold over the fuselage, but they have to be secured to avoid bouncing from the road impacts. So, if your interest is already piqued, you won’t have to wait much longer to actually experience a flying car taking off right in front of you!
Every car lover dreams of owning a one-of-its-kind car, no matter how many millions it may cost. Recently, this dream came true for a lucky owner when one rare car appeared as a big catch for them, despite the massive check of almost $4 million departed from their account as a payment for the privilege.
The Chance Discovery
Compulsive hoarder Dr. Harold Carr passed away in 2007 at 89 years old. In 2009, when his family went through his belongings for sale, they surprisingly found a profitable discovery in his garage. They found a 1937 Bugatti Type 57S, a rare car in its own right. The garage was also full of piled-up medical machinery, thousands of receipts, and whatnot. Yes, Dr. Carr really loved collecting things! But this also means that one of the world’s rarest cars was gathering dust in his garage for nearly half a century!
The Rarest Car
Famed racing enthusiast Earle Howe, the first-ever president of the British Racing Driver’s Club, was the original owner of this extremely rare Bugatti. After its launch in 1937, Howe took control of the car and kept it for eight years in his possession before selling it. After the car had changed hands a couple of times, Dr. Carr came into the picture when he purchased it from Lord Ridley in 1955 for around $1,100, equivalent to almost $37,800 today. But Dr. Carr drove the car only for a few years before it was parked in his garage and was abandoned there for nearly 50 years until his family discovered it after his demise. This rare Bugatti was placed under the auction hammer in Paris at Bonham’s Retromobile car show. The final selling price was a staggering $3,830,182. But the car is undoubtedly worth the price, as it’s one of the original supercars with original gears, left untouched for 50 years.