The Quadski reaches speeds of 45 mph on both land and water and transitions between them in seconds.
This is the first retractable wheel vehicle that movies made you drool after. Set that bar higher while you raise your standards to match this amazing piece of technology that will redefine your idea of hardcore fun.
The world’s first high-speed sports amphibian — the GIBBS Quadski — will go on sale in the United States next month.
The dream of two visionary entrepreneurs, years of development work in the United States, New Zealand and the U.K., and millions of research dollars, the GIBBS high-speed amphibian will be produced at a 54,000-square-foot assembly plant in Auburn Hills, Mich.
An entirely new form of transportation for U.S. consumers, the Quadski is capable of reaching speeds of 45 mph on both land and water and transitions between both in five seconds or less.
Introduced at a Gibbs Sports Amphibian press conference today in Detroit by Alan Gibbs, the company’s founder, and Neil Jenkins, its chairman, the Quadski is equipped with a 175-horsepower BMW Motorrad engine and transmission. With the press of a button, its wheels retract when entering the water and deploy when approaching land.
Look at all these cool details about it:
- 4 cylinder 1300cc 16 valve DOHC
- Gibbs jet drive
- Up to 45mph
- Up to 45mph
- Independent coil springs and hydraulic dampers
- 4 Wheel disk brakes (on land)
- up to 260lbs, 120kg (100kg rider, 20kg equipment)
- 1180Lbs (535kg) excludes fuel, rider and equipment