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Making a splash: The world’s fastest amphibious vehicle can go from car to boat in just 15 SECONDS
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11:28 EST, 18 January 2014 | Victoria Woollaston and Alexandra Klausner

Posted on 01/19/2014 1:32:12 AM PST by Olog-hai

You no longer need to be a spy like James Bond to get your hands on an amphibious car.

David March has designed the world’s fastest Jeep-style vehicle that can be driven straight from the land into the water and goes from a car to a boat in just 15 seconds.

Called the Panther, the vehicle can reach water speeds of up to 45 mph—almost as fast as an average speedboat—and is fitted with a custom-made 3.7 liter V6 engine, fiberglass hull and lightweight chromoly steel chassis. …

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Travel
KEYWORDS: automakers; invention

1 posted on 01/19/2014 1:32:12 AM PST by Olog-hai
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'The thrilling acceleration is provided by a Honda V6 V-Tec motor. You can leave the highway behind thanks to its long travel off road suspension and travel in the water courtesy of the panther jet.
never did like Roger Moore, this vehicle is KEWL.

2 posted on 01/19/2014 2:40:55 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: Olog-hai
Looks pretty cool...The WaterCar
3 posted on 01/19/2014 2:42:49 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: Olog-hai

Ted Kennedy changed his car to a submarine in 10 seconds flat, and that was back in the 60s!


4 posted on 01/19/2014 3:03:23 AM PST by ArtDodger
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Not quite a submarine. The going under water part is easy. Any ship car) can do that....once. It’s the coming back up under your own power, that’s the tricky part.


5 posted on 01/19/2014 3:06:51 AM PST by 75thOVI ("The crews of all submarines captured should be treated as pirates and hanged". Sir Arthur Wilson)
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To: Olog-hai

fta... the vehicle can reach water speeds of up to 45 mph—almost as fast as an average speedboat...
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I have friends that fish in professional bass tournaments. Their boats can run around 70mph on a calm lake surface, as they want to get to their favorite honey holes as quickly as possible.

Guess Brits figure 45mph is fast for a “speedboat”.


6 posted on 01/19/2014 3:15:22 AM PST by octex
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7 posted on 01/19/2014 3:56:27 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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If I win the Lottery I’ll buy one for me, my brother and a friend.

We’ll ride these things all over eastern Oklahoma.,

I can think of at least 100 fishing spots and 5 or 6 lakes we could be awesome on.

I got a couple spots that aren’t 6 feet deep and a hundred yrds from shore.

No more lugging that rust bucket behind us, unload and load...

One ride in and out.


8 posted on 01/19/2014 3:59:43 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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9 posted on 01/19/2014 4:18:36 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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10 posted on 01/19/2014 4:19:29 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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11 posted on 01/19/2014 4:25:36 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

Couldn’t the East German Trablant (excuse spelling?) be used as an amphibious vehicle of sorts?


12 posted on 01/19/2014 4:45:24 AM PST by Don@VB (Power Corrupts)
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13 posted on 01/19/2014 4:56:36 AM PST by left that other site
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To: octex

I used to have a bass boat that would hit 90 mph with ease. Probably could top 100 mph, but not with me in it. I sold that hoss when gas prices hit $2.50. Now I have a much slower smaller bass boat.


14 posted on 01/19/2014 5:41:02 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: left that other site

LOL. That is Ray Nagan’s amphibius school bus marina in New Orleans isn’t it?


15 posted on 01/19/2014 5:43:40 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: Olog-hai
If it splashes, the crane operator messed up.

The Escape Pod's first splash, 1993. Suffolk, VA, Nansemond River. There is now a Hyatt hotel on this spot.


16 posted on 01/19/2014 5:47:58 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Indeed it is!

:-)


17 posted on 01/19/2014 5:53:10 AM PST by left that other site
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To: Vendome

What a blast this would be!


18 posted on 01/19/2014 5:54:47 AM PST by Shady (We will not comply. We are Free, We Are AMERICANS!)
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To: octex
I have friends that fish in professional bass tournaments. Their boats can run around 70mph on a calm lake surface, as they want to get to their favorite honey holes as quickly as possible.

There is a guy who fishes Lake Travis on a regular basis. He has a Boston Whaler with twin 250 HP outboards. I asked him why, and he said he also fishes offshore and you do not want to be miles out and your one engine fails. Makes sense now why so many have twin engines.

He said the speedometer quits registering at 92 or 93 MPH when it is up on the pad and only the lower units are still in the water. 45 MPH - pfffft on the Brits.

19 posted on 01/19/2014 6:23:04 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Olog-hai

Are they as good as the Toyboata?


20 posted on 01/19/2014 7:22:02 AM PST by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: left that other site

He was a great mayor. Not. But didn’t he get reelected?


21 posted on 01/19/2014 7:29:11 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: Don@VB

The German army had a Schwimwagon that could be driven right into the water. I think the German Engineers used them


22 posted on 01/19/2014 7:54:01 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Yes...he did.

I think it was the “Chocolate City” remark that got it for him. (sigh)


23 posted on 01/19/2014 11:11:34 AM PST by left that other site
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To: Travis McGee

What was the “parts” cost on that?


24 posted on 01/19/2014 12:49:43 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: left that other site

The left is mentally challenged.


25 posted on 01/19/2014 3:22:26 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

That is a kind way of putting it.


26 posted on 01/19/2014 4:25:06 PM PST by left that other site
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To: left that other site

OK. I’ll be honest instead. The left is stupid.


27 posted on 01/20/2014 5:49:50 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

I’ll give youy an Amen to that! LOL!


28 posted on 01/20/2014 5:54:58 AM PST by left that other site
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To: ETL

I still kick myself for passing on an Amphicar at a swap meet some years ago. It was quitting time and he was motivated to sell and I had the cash in my pocket.


29 posted on 01/20/2014 6:16:40 AM PST by Clay Moore ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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