Amphibious Sea Lion Prototype Automobile Makes Waves
“No, Mr. Bond. I expect you to die.” Any time I see an automobile capable of cruising on both land and sea, I can’t help but hear the Bond theme song in my head. Now for a mere $259,500 you can own the Sea Lion prototype and turn super villains (or your neighbors), green with envy.
Created by M. Witt as an entry for the Amphibious World Speed Record Competition, the Sea Lion is made mainly of original parts, rather than scavenged pieces from other vehicles. Designed using CAD and spread sheet calculations, the vehicle was built using TIG welded 5052 aluminum with parts constructed from CNC plasma burned pieces and CNC milling. The engine is a Mazda Rotary 13b.
Building Sea Lion has been an enjoyable exploration. I have provided the basic architecture for the car and resolved every conflicting interaction between Car and Boat. The next chapter of this project is to provide an ultimate engine and begin speed trials. –M. Witt, designer of the Sea Lion
The Sea Lion has been designed with the goal of hitting a top land speed of 180 mph. The listing on Fantasy Junction claims that reaching a water speed of 60 mph is possibly if potential buyers are willing to install a new engine. Witt suggests a Renesis Rx8.
Below you’ll find a video of the Sea Lion in action.
Source: Fantasy Junction