Car That Doubles As Boat Developed in US

by Rukmani Krishna on  July 25, 2013 at 11:54 PM Lifestyle News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment
Font : A-A+

A hybrid vehicle that can be driven in land and in sea was developed by two men from the US.

WaterCar co-founders Fred Selby and Dave March have been working on this project for more than a decade.
 Car That Doubles As Boat Developed in US
Car That Doubles As Boat Developed in US

The seed of their work was laid after March purchased an Amphicar - a German-designed amphibious convertible from the 1960s.

Though March liked the concept, he desired a vehicle faster than the Amphicar's 40-some-horsepower engine could muster.

Thus began the duo's decades-long effort to develop a fast, dual-purpose vehicle that is capable of seamlessly transitioning between land and water.

WaterCar Panther distinctly resembles a Jeep pickup truck, with flat-faced front and its signature taillights, the New York Daily News reported.

The vehicle's body is made up of fiberglass, rather than steel, for lightness, and is coated in anti-corrosion sprays to ward off the effects of salt water.

The vehicle's hull is lined with foam. Selby and March enlisted the help of naval architects to design a proper hull for the Panther.

WaterCar recommends that their owners endow them with either a 3.5- or 3.7-liter, six-cylinder Honda engine.

Source: ANI

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

More News on:

Diet and Nutrition for Healthy Weight Loss Diabetes Type 2 and Its Link to Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Modified Atkins Diet: All You Need to Know 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive