Oct 17 2012
The Quadski, a one-person all-terrain vehicle that doubles as a personal water craft, will be on sale in the United States next month for around $40,000. New Zealand businessman Alan Gibbs, the 73-year-old founder of Gibbs Sports Amphibians, said he hopes the Quadski will be a stepping stone to selling full-size amphibious cars to the masses.
Powered by a BMW motorcycle engine that turns the wheels and also drives its waterjet propulsion, the Quadski’s backers say it is capable of 45 miles per hour (70 kmh) on both land and water, with just five seconds required to convert to each role.
This was a yawner to me until I read the specs. Pretty badass. I don’t really see a need for it, except a $40,000 toy that you’ll use once in a while, but hell if you have the money go for it. What do we think? Bad ass or asinine?
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