Aug 7, 2009
James Bond watch out – there’s a new gadget around and it’s not yours. It’s a car that’s also a high-speed boat!
The Aquada Sports Amphibian was road – or should that be water – tested around London’s Docklands on Wednesday.
The bizarre vehicle can get up to 100 miles per hour on land, and 30 miles per hour in the water.
Gibbs Technologies, who made the car, say this is the first time a car-boat has managed to get above 6 miles per hour. It can go so fast because, when it’s a boat, it’s powered by a jet of water. The Amphibian is meant to be a sports car and sports boat, but it could even be used in cities to cut traffic.
But you’d have to be pretty rich to afford one – when it comes out later this year, it should cost around ï¿½150,000.
Perhaps James Bond will have the river to himself for a little while longer after all.