Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    1:19 AM

GasBuddy News Article

60
votes
Amphibious vehicle hits US market soon

Tennessean -- Amphibious vehicles could soon be zooming out of James Bond’s garage — or pond — and into yours.

The Quadski — a one-person all-terrain vehicle that doubles as a personal watercraft — is being billed by its makers as the first high-speed, commercially available amphibious vehicle. It’s scheduled to go on sale in the U.S. by the end of this year for around $40,000. Michigan-based Gibbs Sports Amphibians Inc. hopes to sell the vehicle worldwide by 2014.

With its all-terrain tires and four-cylinder, BMW-supplied engine, the Quadski can drive up to 45 miles per hour on land. To take it into the water, the driver presses a button. In five seconds, the four wheels fold up and tuck into the sides.

“You just drive straight into the water, quite fast, and keep on going. It’s sort of magic,


Read the Full Article

Submitted Oct 15, 2012 By: DellDude2
Category: Daily News Article Discussions > Topics Add to favorite topics  
Author Topic: Amphibious vehicle hits US market soon Back to Topics
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
Profile Pic
CVA19
Champion Author Salem

Posts:3,884
Points:1,494,975
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Oct 16, 2012 9:52:47 PM

If I ever have 40 grand to spend for a toy-on-wheels, it will be for one of these--not an EV!
Profile Pic
Skimo2012
Rookie Author Cleveland

Posts:85
Points:104,710
Joined:Jun 2012
Message Posted: Oct 16, 2012 4:58:58 PM

I'll get one win I hit the lottery. Probably want ride it.
Profile Pic
BurtB
Champion Author Los Angeles

Posts:13,998
Points:2,082,590
Joined:Jun 2006
Message Posted: Oct 16, 2012 1:36:59 PM

There are some 200 of the original 1000 amphibious consumer cars that were made in the 50's.

Many still run.
Profile Pic
sparky808
Champion Author Honolulu

Posts:6,244
Points:1,428,060
Joined:Sep 2011
Message Posted: Oct 16, 2012 1:34:44 PM

Thank you for posting.
Profile Pic
gas4433
Champion Author Houston

Posts:3,573
Points:1,315,855
Joined:Sep 2011
Message Posted: Oct 16, 2012 12:41:34 PM

Ok
Profile Pic
MITTZAMOFROCKER
Rookie Author Pennsylvania

Posts:1
Points:12,750
Joined:Oct 2012
Message Posted: Oct 16, 2012 7:31:05 AM

COOL BEANZ! MAYBE "UNCLE MITT" WILL BUY ME ONE!!!
Profile Pic
arb0526
Champion Author Greensboro

Posts:2,781
Points:582,785
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Oct 16, 2012 12:06:47 AM

Wow....40 years ago it was a movie fantasy now it's coming to a city near you.
Profile Pic
rahcat
Champion Author Grand Rapids

Posts:6,280
Points:1,595,450
Joined:Jan 2010
Message Posted: Oct 16, 2012 12:06:27 AM

Don't want one.
Profile Pic
jetskijerry
Champion Author North Carolina

Posts:7,329
Points:1,625,835
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Oct 16, 2012 12:05:13 AM

sounds good to me
Profile Pic
diesel8888
Champion Author Salt Lake City

Posts:4,204
Points:1,216,945
Joined:Nov 2011
Message Posted: Oct 16, 2012 12:02:55 AM

Nice!
Profile Pic
us4usa
Champion Author Missouri

Posts:7,186
Points:1,641,775
Joined:May 2008
Message Posted: Oct 16, 2012 12:02:54 AM

Gas or food, maybe a $40K toy???
Profile Pic
PrinceLH
Champion Author Ontario

Posts:6,245
Points:1,436,695
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Oct 16, 2012 12:01:17 AM

I want one!
Profile Pic
iamforiu
Champion Author Indiana

Posts:7,098
Points:1,638,740
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:59:49 PM

k
Profile Pic
crashintuc34
Champion Author Tucson

Posts:5,707
Points:1,146,235
Joined:May 2010
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:59:29 PM

Wow what a bargain.
Profile Pic
getalong
Champion Author California

Posts:2,407
Points:431,405
Joined:Aug 2007
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:59:07 PM

What? LIke it hasn't been her before? It didn't make it in the 60's what in the world makes anythink if can make it now?
Profile Pic
radiorumor
Champion Author Texas

Posts:6,151
Points:1,673,335
Joined:Feb 2011
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:59:05 PM

Should be a good market, has anyone contacted Wisconsin Dells about replacing their ducks?
Profile Pic
IUVidiot
Champion Author Indiana

Posts:7,108
Points:1,635,160
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:58:14 PM

k
Profile Pic
davenles
Champion Author Texas

Posts:6,708
Points:1,652,160
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:55:05 PM

Toys for the boys.
Profile Pic
bsg75
All-Star Author Chicago

Posts:522
Points:146,795
Joined:May 2010
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:54:45 PM

Yeah but how about a flying submarine?
Profile Pic
camel1
Champion Author Minnesota

Posts:11,750
Points:3,128,240
Joined:Jul 2006
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:52:11 PM

is it needed?
Profile Pic
fullauto
Champion Author Reading

Posts:7,155
Points:1,890,470
Joined:Apr 2008
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:49:53 PM

no trailer
Profile Pic
veemotors
Champion Author Alberta

Posts:1,372
Points:115,915
Joined:Jun 2008
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:47:28 PM

can you fish from it?
Profile Pic
nehemiah
Champion Author Portland

Posts:6,622
Points:1,608,835
Joined:Jul 2007
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:44:54 PM

I am in
Profile Pic
blazerbob91
Champion Author Milwaukee

Posts:7,107
Points:2,727,960
Joined:Aug 2005
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:41:20 PM

I want one
Profile Pic
Blue48
Champion Author Illinois

Posts:10,837
Points:2,496,035
Joined:Feb 2007
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:38:45 PM

COOL!
Profile Pic
mrbee
Champion Author Little Rock

Posts:7,296
Points:3,396,155
Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:38:32 PM

Sounds cool.
Profile Pic
AnObserver
Champion Author New Jersey

Posts:11,708
Points:3,079,765
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:37:49 PM

Oh boy, a combination quad and waverunner - how utterly useless
Profile Pic
carinthuist
Champion Author San Francisco

Posts:6,452
Points:1,115,700
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:36:05 PM

what gasmilage
Profile Pic
bonzoonfmb
Champion Author Florida

Posts:2,540
Points:888,110
Joined:Feb 2010
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:35:59 PM

Let's worry about fuel efficiency first please.
Profile Pic
menagerie1013
Champion Author San Diego

Posts:2,365
Points:1,387,915
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:34:21 PM

What does this have to do with gas prices?
Profile Pic
djtdi
Champion Author San Jose

Posts:2,840
Points:880,900
Joined:Aug 2005
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:33:50 PM

I rode in one in 1965 in Utah that seated 4.
Profile Pic
Jeeputtputt
Champion Author Ohio

Posts:3,042
Points:693,325
Joined:Aug 2009
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:24:00 PM

old
Profile Pic
mcmonsta
Champion Author Honolulu

Posts:6,469
Points:1,734,825
Joined:Sep 2009
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:20:55 PM

who's gonna buy one for XMAS? those with the ching!
Profile Pic
pgerassi
Champion Author Milwaukee

Posts:14,432
Points:3,003,345
Joined:Apr 2007
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:18:43 PM

SO?
Profile Pic
DeeLA
Champion Author Los Angeles

Posts:8,239
Points:2,228,135
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:17:12 PM

Interesting, but not for me.
Profile Pic
mag3665u
All-Star Author Phoenix

Posts:679
Points:1,380,665
Joined:Dec 2010
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:15:28 PM

It's nice to know that "somebody" may have disposable income again.
Profile Pic
biggyhy
Champion Author Milwaukee

Posts:3,165
Points:1,181,580
Joined:Sep 2011
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:14:51 PM

Not something I would buy ever
Profile Pic
REKEY
Champion Author South Carolina

Posts:12,057
Points:2,561,000
Joined:May 2008
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:14:20 PM

What do the batteries weigh?
Profile Pic
clermont40miles
Champion Author Cincinnati

Posts:15,021
Points:2,625,925
Joined:Apr 2008
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:14:05 PM

Very nice.

$40K = no way.

Nice toy but not very practical I don't think - unless used in climates that are warm year round.
Profile Pic
WIWalt
Champion Author Wisconsin

Posts:5,154
Points:1,292,945
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:12:17 PM

Lets talk about gas mileage!

100mph on land 30mph on water does it get 100mpg on land & 30mpg on water as well? no mention that I noted
Profile Pic
SUPPER
Champion Author San Bernardino

Posts:2,701
Points:1,811,655
Joined:Dec 2004
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:09:45 PM

Hahaha
Profile Pic
aggietim
Champion Author Fort Worth

Posts:2,412
Points:1,364,780
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:09:10 PM

ok
Profile Pic
KhelbenArunson
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:7,647
Points:1,554,565
Joined:Apr 2008
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:07:55 PM

ok
Profile Pic
Ahking
Champion Author Orange County

Posts:3,618
Points:625,235
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:07:22 PM

no talk about gas mileage!
Profile Pic
MRHONEST
Champion Author Illinois

Posts:2,847
Points:2,376,040
Joined:May 2007
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:07:03 PM

I take 3 please-not!
Profile Pic
serrog
Champion Author Nova Scotia

Posts:9,095
Points:2,424,565
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:05:34 PM

toys for the boys
Profile Pic
kishoreCA
Champion Author Ventura

Posts:7,058
Points:1,198,310
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:00:22 PM

wow..another play toy for the rich...
Profile Pic
gabfiore
Sophomore Author San Diego

Posts:151
Points:145,625
Joined:Apr 2012
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 10:58:37 PM

Interesting concept! But at $40k for a car that isnt a households main vehicle... that must mean Armageddon is near. Yikes! (I kid)
Profile Pic
whaboush
Champion Author Richmond

Posts:1,256
Points:800,295
Joined:Nov 2010
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 10:57:32 PM

"I want a personal plane we can launch from streets"
I dont want an airplane... I want a personal helicopter :)
Profile Pic
wayoung56
Champion Author Alabama

Posts:6,190
Points:1,720,485
Joined:Oct 2006
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 10:56:13 PM

Cool!!!
Profile Pic
RitaVespa
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:4,089
Points:1,535,005
Joined:Jan 2011
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 10:55:31 PM

I want a personal plane we can launch from streets
Post a reply Back to Topics