John Hinton Launches 'Shortcutter' to Water
Fortunately, one such man has no shortage of creative inspiration. You can truly say this attention-grabbing craft deserves its reputation of being something that no one has ever thought up before. John Hinton has created something that looks like a child’s plastic batch-time toy.
His ‘Shortcutter’ is built from a sit down lawnmower and an old boat. While it won’t set a new record for crossing the English Channel like one of Branson’s amphibious cars, it can still travel on roads at a comparatively slow speed of 6 mph (9 kph) and then take like a duck to water. This vehicle only came into being after John put two years of time and effort, plus about £1,000 ($1,500) in making the prototype.
Work on this four wheeled amphibious machine is still in progress and John hopes that its future versions can revolutionize the way we commute. While we don’t really think he is right, at least it’s a step in the right direction. According to Mr. Hinton, the amphibious vehicle can go anywhere, it's as good as a normal car and can be used for shopping or to go to the office. That can only be true if a life vest is the standard uniform where you work. Also according to John, he is in touch with Honda to mass produce the amphibious vehicle.
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