May 16, 2008

Cars That Run In Water.

A Swiss company called Rinspeed says it has created the world's first truly submersible car - named "sQuba," the car can run both on road, & at the push of a button - go up to 10 meters (33 feet) underwater. This car has a steel chassis, while the body panels are made of carbon nanotubes. On road, an electric motor provides rear-wheel drive & underwater, its two propellers & two jet drives which are at work. Its an environmentally friendly design. A self-contained on-board oxygen system is also included in this two-seater to supply the driver & passenger with fresh air. Its also said that it has costed more than 1 million euros ($1.62 million) to make the only sQuba built so far.

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Here is another one from Rinspeed called "Splash", another of the high performance amphibious vehicle. It looks quite a stylish car that can be driven at high speeds in the water too.

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The state of the Russian roads are known to all, & if someone has to go through a road filled with water, how would that be? Here is a test drive of Lada Niva, which was made to drive under water.

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This is supposed to be designed & built by special Soviet car company during the sixties. In comparison to the technology & the features available in the cars during those days, this car was far advanced. It had a press button to start the engine, the gear selected was shown in the dashboard, & it had heating both the windscreens. And the best part was it could go in water & also on the road like any other car.

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