"Splash" - Amphibious Hydrofoil sportscar

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a_colo_native

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I just caught a show (Discoveries This Week) on The Science channel
depicting an Amphibious sportscar that was also a hydrofoil! Nicely
designed much like a Panoz car.

To run on water a rear valance opens to reveal a single prop on the
end of an outdrive. To get the depth need for the hydrofoil, the
outdrive then rotates from behind the valance. The front hydrofoil
fins unfolded from the rocker panels and the rears rotated from an
upright position over the back of the car (much like on a
Superbird). Speeds were 125 MPH on land, 30 on water and 50 on wing.
Pretty impressive! All this from a 750cc engine.

The company built it in 6 months and are saying it will not be for
sale. :( I believe they were called "Rinspeed Engineering".

John Bevins
Rocky Mountain Amphicar
 
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a_colo_native

Guest
I just caught a show (Discoveries This Week) on The Science channel
depicting an Amphibious sportscar that was also a hydrofoil! Nicely
designed much like a Panoz car.

To run on water a rear valance opens to reveal a single prop on the
end of an outdrive. To get the depth need for the hydrofoil, the
outdrive then rotates from behind the valance. The front hydrofoil
fins unfolded from the rocker panels and the rears rotated from an
upright position over the back of the car (much like on a
Superbird). Speeds were 125 MPH on land, 30 on water and 50 on wing.
Pretty impressive! All this from a 750cc engine.

The company built it in 6 months and are saying it will not be for
sale. :( I believe they were called "Rinspeed Engineering".

John Bevins
Rocky Mountain Amphicar
 
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