Feb 18, 2008

World's First Underwater Car

A Swiss company has invented the world's first underwater car. The Rinspeed sQuba concept car is a road-worthy vehicle that, at the touch of a button, can transform into an amphibious vehicle capable of diving to a depth of about 33 feet. Take a look at the picture above.

The lightweight body of sQuba is made of futuristic "carbon nano tubes". In this concept car, a self-contained on-board system supplies air to the driver. Propulsion on the water is supported by two propellers in the stern while two powerful jet drives in the bow propel.

It costs around £750,000 to build a sQuba. Well, it is not for sale! The sQuba will appear for the first time at next month's motor show in Geneva.

According to Rinspeed boss Frank M. Rinderknecht, sQuba is inspired by Lotus Esprit of James Bond's 'The Spy Who Loved Me'. He said, "And exactly thirty years later this becomes reality in today's world", he says, describing the sQuba as "the worlds first real diving car with zero emission power". Link


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