Amphibious ATV Sets Sail
Move over flying cars—you’ve just been replaced on my Christmas list by an ATV that turns into a jetski.
I’m talking about the Quadski from Gibbs Sports Amphibians. The vehicle can reach speeds of 45 mph on both land and water, and can transform from one mode to the other in seconds, the company says. It’s bigger than a standard ATV and jetski at around 1,300 lbs., and boasts a 175hp BMW engine and 15-gallon fuel tank. Cost: Around $40,000.
You can read more about the engine and wheel retracting system here.
Gibbs also developed an amphibious car called the Aquada, which Richard Branson used to cross the English Channel in 2004. Unfortunately, regulators in the U.S. put the kibosh on the vehicle’s introduction here because it could not meet safety and emissions standards on both land and water.
Of course, we’re still big fans of the original German Amphicar.
You can see a video of the Quadski in action below: