Gibbs Aquada is a high-speed floating car. Designed by Alan Gibbs.
The Amphibious is a three-seater doorless convertible. There are no doors for safety reasons: if there are no doors, then there are no seals, the slightest breach of which threatens a leak. In case of leakage, the developers have provided three independent pumps that will start to pump out the water upon sensor’s command in case of emergency situation or when the water got inside the saloon in rough seas. As I have already mentioned there are three seats in Aquada, the driver’s seat is centred and moved forward slightly relative to the passenger’s seat, during the “water procedures” it is lifted by servos, because the visibility is impaired due to raising of the nose.
Switching from land use to driving on water requires driving into the water and retracting the wheels in a few seconds into traditional arches using the electric drive, turning the car into a full-fledged speedboat.
Gibbs Aquada specs:
- top speed – 161 km/h
- acceleration to 100 km/h – 9 s
- horsepower – 177 hp
- power density – 121 hp/t
- engine volume – 2497 cm³
- vehicle weight – 1466 kg
Gibbs Aquada engine:
Under the bonnet, the Rover 2.5-litre V6-K series petrol engine produces 175 horses and a jet engine for navigating on water. Transmission is a five-speed automatic.
Gibbs Aquada 0 – 100:
Its acceleration is 9 seconds
Gibbs Aquada top speed:
It can reach speeds of up to 160 km/h on land and 60 km/h in the water.
Gibbs Aquada interior:
Gibbs Aquada price (Gibbs Aquada for sale):
The car is available from $250000.