WORLD'S FIRST SUBMERSIBLE CAR
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What was the world's first submersible car?
The Swiss company Rinspeed Inc.
has designed something so unique it can make some James Bond dreams come true.
In fact, that was the whole inspiration of the design. The company’s CEO, Frank
Rinderknecht, has been reported as saying that he has waited a long time to come
up with a way to design a car much like the one James Bond drives in the movie
The Spy Who Loved Me.
The car is called the sQuba and can “swim” in water
up to a depth of nine metres. The electrical motors in the car are equipped to
turn the underwater screw. The car travels up to a speed of 124 km/hour on dry
land and when it is gliding along the surface of water, it can travel up to
speeds of 5 km/hour. When it is fully submersed, the highest speed it can reach
is 3 km/hr.
Although whoever goes for a test drive in this car
should be prepared to get wet. The car is a convertible-style, meaning that
there’s nothing to prevent water from getting inside the car. This could
however, make it all that much more of an exciting ride. The car was built this
way so that the two people within the car can find an easy exit should they need
to get out of the car in a hurry in the case of emergency. The emergency won’t
be running out of air however. The car also comes equipped with a tank of
compressed air that is very similar to the kind that scuba divers use.
There is currently only one sQuba and that one cost
1.5 million dollars to create. Although there are more sQubas to be made, there
won’t be a lot of them as very few people need a car that can travel underwater.
However, there is no price set on them yet. It is known that they will be less
expensive than a Rolls Royce, which in 2008 goes for approximately $400,000 USD.
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