How About a Spin, Er Swim in My New Car?

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Welcome to the latest innovation in automobiles, a car that can run on land and underwater - if it reminds you of a James Bond movie, you are not the only ones.

Called sQuba, this car was invented by Swiss designer Rinspeed Inc, whose CEO is a big James Bond fan. He says the inspiration to build a car like this came after he saw something similar in the Bond movie " The Spy who loved Me" - over thirty years ago.

The sQuba is the first real submersible car - it travels like a submarine and is able to go down as much as 30 ft below the surface of the water. While it can drive about 77mph on land, in water its speed is reduced to 3mph on the surface and only 1.8mph underwater. sQuba's engine comprises of several electrical motors, situated at the rear of the car. One provides propulsion on land, whilst the other two are used for underwater driving.

Passengers in the car will be able to continue breathing underwater through a tank of compressed air similar to those used in scuba diving, but can expect to get really wet (and cold), because the sQuba is a convertible. Rinspeed says that's just to ensure that passengers can get out easily incase the car malfunctions.

sQuba is currently just a "concept" car that will be displayed at the Geneva Auto Show later this month. This first model cost about 1.5 million U.S. Dollars to manufacture. Rinspeed Inc. estimates that if produced commercially, the car will cost about the same price as a Rolls Royce - about 400,000 U.S. Dollars.

The video below featuring the sQuba in action, truly feels as though one is watching a James Bond thriller.

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  • imback
    imbackThursday, September 20, 2018 at 5:52 pm
    • 1112213366Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 12:04 pm
      I want one
      • funny manTuesday, June 12, 2018 at 10:31 am
        wow that is a lot of money i can not even offerd a tv
        • funny manTuesday, June 12, 2018 at 10:23 am
          so cute
          • barbie dollThursday, April 12, 2018 at 7:07 am
            i love puppys so much
            • Spikey thorns Monday, March 12, 2018 at 1:57 pm
              Cool! Wish that i could have one like you lucky ducks! But even though I don’t I don’t through a fit a you should not either so dont. Okay cool good luck reading every one.
              • richThursday, March 8, 2018 at 2:26 pm
                i already have one i got it when i moved into my mantion
                • pikachudaboss56
                  pikachudaboss56Monday, January 22, 2018 at 7:59 am
                  Just go to disney world they have something like that there.
                  • JoshuahWednesday, January 17, 2018 at 10:07 am
                    that sounds nice i want one so badly
                    • TashinMonday, December 4, 2017 at 12:33 pm
                      I wish I had one too ;c

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