New Amphibious Car That Can Really Move

May 29th, 2012 by

The amphibious car is not a new idea.  It’s been a staple of science fiction since the car was invented.  Even back in olden times, settlers would caulk the wagon and float it (if there wasn’t a ferry around and Oregon Trail taught us anything.)  At any local lake (that has rich people living on it) you’ll see someone drive a weird looking car into the water at least once a summer.  Heck, pretty much everything James Bond ever drove was amphibious.  Towards the end, Q didn’t even bother to mention it anymore.  Well, we here at your Used Car Dealer Ohio want to tell you about a new amphibious car that may be worth getting excited about.

The problem with amphibious cars is that they are always terrible at half their job.  If they are good boats, they can’t drive worth a damn.  If they can drive, then they putter and wallow in the water like a barge with a trolling motor.  Project Sea Lion is looking to rectify that.

The project is designed from its very beginnings to be the world’s fastest amphibious car.  On land, the car can reach speeds of 180 mph, a new record for an amphibious car.  In the water, it currently uses 174 horsepower rotary engine, falling short of that speed record.  The creator is changing to a 600 horsepower Renesis Rx 8 engine though, which will give the Sea Lion more than enough speed to set that record as well.

If you’re interested in having the coolest car/boat on the lake this summer, you can pick one of these bad boys up for the low, low price of $259,500.

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