Amphibious vehicle to go on sale soon in US for $48,900
DETROIT (AP) - Amphibious vehicles could soon be zooming out of James Bond's garage - or pond - and into American homes.
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 United States (US) by the end of this year for around US$40,000 (S$48,900). Michigan-based Gibbs Sports Amphibians hopes to sell the vehicle worldwide by 2014.
With its all-terrain tires and four-cylinder, BMW-supplied engine, the Quadski can drive up 72kmh 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.