Despite our technological advancement, we are still a very long way from building flying cars. Fortunately, we do have the technology to build the next best thing – cars that can run on both land and water. Called amphibious cars, these type of vehicles have been used since before World War II, mostly for military purposes.
Nowadays, however, amphibious cars are mostly reserved for the rich or the truly passionate, people who can not only afford, but also maintain such interesting vehicles. The very idea of a car that can run on water is baffling for some people and rightfully so, given their nature. This being said, if you are among those who are interested in amphibious cars or amphibious vehicles in general, then you’re in luck.
We’ve put together a list of the 10 coolest amphibious cars in the world, cars that have made history one way or another throughout the years.
Unlike the Amphicar, Gibbs Quadski is an ATV that doubles as a personal watercraft. Released in 2012 by Gibbs Sports Amphibians, this particular vehicle is a 4-stroke amphiquad that converts to a watercraft when necessary. As for its performance, Gibbs Quadski can reach a top speed of 45 mph (72 km/h) on both land and water. The time it takes the Gibbs Quadski to transition between land and water mode is about 5 seconds, quite fast compared to other amphibious vehicles.