Sure, amphibious cars aren’t the most practical, but the Gibbs Aquada does take the title for being the “world’s first high-speed amphibian” (HSA), or so the company says. It’s capable of achieving a top speed of 100mph on land and 30mph in water, all the while offering comfortable seating for three adults. To keep water out, it boasts a special design with a hull-like design on the lower half of the vehicle. The RWD Aquada is powered by a V6 engine generating 176-horsepower, and when driven into water, Gibbs’ proprietary suspension causes the wheels to retract inwards while the HSA water jet starts working. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
“I imagine the Aquada has a rather niche audience, but if you’re the kind to love your fishing trips, maybe ditch the boat and trailer arrangement and just directly drive your ride into the water. Aside from water-sports, the Aquada could also be used in flood-prone areas too (it has enough power to tow a water skier). Or better still, in a Hollywood action flick where Vin Diesel literally drives the car into the water to save the city of Prague from being hit by a submarine carrying nerve gas missiles,” according to Yanko Design.