Boasting a patented design, this beefy, hybrid rig measures 10.8 ft (3.3 m) in length and has a dry weight of 2,365 lb (1,072 kg). Its body is made from titanium and carbon fiber. On the titanium frame, Shadow Six mounted aftermarket widebody panels from a Polaris RZR side-by-side. The UTV body sits on two custom jet ski racing hulls made from aerospace-grade carbon fiber.
The Typhoon has a capacity of up to three passengers and comes with a solid suspension system that keeps the water toy stable on the water and capable of handling waves with ease.
Each of those hulls is powered by a Yamaha GP1800 R SVHO, with each of these 1.8L four-cylinder supercharged engines putting out 250 hp. And there’s also the option to add even more power, with the manufacturer offering some performance packages that boost the AUV from the standard 68 mph (110 kph) to up to more than 80 mph (128 kph).
The Typhoon feeds on gasoline and comes with a 37-gallon fuel tank.
But if you imagine that such a beast of a watercraft comes cheap, you are so far off. Shadow Six sells the Typhoon AUV for $250,400. The company already has customers lined up and plans to sell a few units sometime this year.
Check out some videos with the Typhoon doing its thing.