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Rinspeed sQuba diving car concept


Rinspeed sQuba diving car concept

Rinspeed sQuba diving car concept

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Everyone remembers the famous diving Lotus Esprit driven by James Bond in the movie The Spy Who Loved Me but the idea of a submersible car never really took on after the 1977 flick. Rinspeed has revisited the idea with its new sQuba concept that’s set to be unveiled at next year’s Geneva Motor Show in March.

Touted as the ‘world’s first real diving car,’ the new sQuba is designed to autonomously turn into an amphibious vehicle at the push of a button and can submerge up to 10m (33ft) under water.

Powering the concept is an electric motor mated to the rear wheels. The propulsion on the water is ensured by two propellers in the stern and two powerful jet drives in the bow to propel the vehicle under water. The body is constructed from light weight components made of Carbon Nano Tubes and contains an on-board air-filling system.

The concept, like most Rinspeed show cars, is likely to remain a unique and exclusive one-off vehicle. We can always dream, can’t we?
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  1. BTW, for those who didn't know... SVX was styled by Guigiaro, as well. As were the Maserati Bora and Merak, and the original Lotus Espirit.
    All of which have multi-pane windows in the doors. some just more traditional wing-window triangles in front of the roll-down main pane.
    The SVX, and others, including McLaren F1, as well... have much more compound curvature to the upper fixed glass panel than would be possible to roll into a slot in the door skin, even if the whole piece of glass would fit into the door skin, which it would not, anyway.
     
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  2. This is really a great and realistic dreamer, if it be true, so, we'll go ahead 10 years.
     
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