Saturday, February 23, 2008

the Highly Explosive sQuba by Rinspeed

sQuba is the 1st functional amphibious and submersible luxury sport car.
Go see it at: Geneva Motor Show (also click title for Pravda slideshow link)
When: March 6 - 16, 2008
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"...engineered by Esoro - What you dream is what you get."
"...The real challenge however was to create a submersible car that moves like a fish in water."
From Website: "PRESS RELEASE"

  • Big guy at Rinspeed: Frank M. Rinderknecht
  • Inspiration: Lotus Elise in 1977 James Bond movie 'The Spy Who Loved Me'.
  • Rinspeed: Founded in 1979
  • sQuba Development time: 30 years;
  • sQuba Production time: 6 months from initial concepts to reality by Esoro

  • Specs: 1st amphibious submersible luxury sport car
  • Exterior Foil Skin: from Wetzel Processing Group, Hornschuch, & Foliatec
  • Interior Elements: salt-water resistant, Mother of Pearl & diamond-plated non- slip abrasive inlays from Strähle + Hess and KGS Diamond
  • Emissions: environmentally friendly car with ZERO emissions.
  • Propulsion: two propellers, pair of Seabob jet drives, 2 electric motors
  • Inside Environment: oxygen is provided through an integrated Scuba-like system
  • Submersible Range: does best to 33 ft./ (10m)
  • Encapsulated: open cockpit
  • Land Motor: electric
  • Batteries: rechargeable Lithium-Ion

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