Car That Doubles As Boat Developed in US

by Rukmani Krishna on  July 25, 2013 at 11:54 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
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

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