Friday 15 February 2008

Rinspeed sQuba Zero Emission Amphibious Sports Car; Video

Rinspeed will present its new sQuba, the worlds first diving car, at the Geneva Motor Show (March 6-16). The car is not only able to drive on roads autonomously with a push of a button (thus without a driver, passenger or further assistance), but can also transform into an amphibious vehicle which can be submerged in water up to 10 meters (33 feet). An electric motor with powerful torque drives the rear wheels, while the propulsion on the water is ensured by two propellers in the stern and two powerful jet drives in the bow propelling the vehicle under water while diving. When underwater, the driver and passenger are enclosed in the vehicle thanks to light weight body components made of futuristic Carbon Nano Tubes and are supplied with fresh breathing air by the self-contained on-board system.

This car can drive under underwater like a submarine, or, like the Lotus driven by James Bond in "The Spy Who Loved Me." The main difference is that the sQuba is a convertible. You'll need scuba gear to take it underwater.

This Post is an Update to my earlier post in December last.

Sources: One and Two
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