Incredible Sea Wold Amphibious Car for Sale [Video] [Photo Gallery]
It’s called the Sea Lion and it was built by Marc Witt and Applied Design. This strange looking creating is not a result of poor design, but of cleaver engineering. Its makers claim the Sea Lion is the fastest amphibious vehicle on land. We don’t know about that, but it’s probably the most clever and intricate.
We’re not going to bother telling you if we believe the car will do 125 mph on land and 60 mph at sea when powered by a Mazda 13B rotary engine. What makes it special is the attention to detail, not the speed.
When switching from car to boat, the from wheels are raised up together with the bonnet. There’s a car-like splitter at the front which then bends to create a nose for the hull and ensure it aquaplanes. But the coolest features is that a flap covers the underside of the body where the wheels should have touched the road. It’s also got a hatch that will raise automatically, together will two storage bins on either side and an engine cover and radiator that raise to allow the engine to stay cool.
On water, power is delivered via what looks to be a water jet nozzle that’s turned by the rev-happy Mazda engine. There’s a scoop under the car that sucks out water and it’s then pushed out at the back.
Price? How does $259,500 sound for a car that’s unique? Think of what you can do in Monaco with it!
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