Meet the car that thinks it's a speedboat. The Python water car is is the fastest amphibious vehicle ever sold - its makers claim that it can hit 60 mph on the water.
It goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds. No road required.
At the flick of a switch, the driver can put the gears into neutral and turn on the jet drive. A push of a button will raise the wheels.
Then, the $200,000 car can be driven into the waves.
The five-seat 3,800-pound machine is powered by a V8 engine from a Chevrolet Corvette.
The Python is the creation of Dave March, of the California-based firm WaterCar.
"I wasn't interested in previous amphibious vehicles that just floated around." —Dave March of the California-based firm WaterCar
"I was interested in designing a high-performance car that could plane, to reach freeway speeds on water." —Dave March, of the California-based firm WaterCar
Another product sold by WaterCar is the Gator kit, which creates an amphibious JEEP look-alike.
According to WaterCar's website, assembling the Gator is a piece of cake:
"All you need from WaterCar is a Gator Body and the Patented WaterCar Transmission, all other parts can be gathered from a Volkswagen donor car or bought right off the shelf from an aftermarket parts manufacturer."
Each Python is built one at a time.
"From a choice of over 60,000 exterior colors and 4,000 interior colors/finishes, to the exact seat/pedal/shifter placement, tailored to perfectly fit the owner. Every detail, every curve, every screw, everything on this vehicle is built exclusively for you, truly to be one of a kind!"— WaterCar.com
The Python water car is is the fastest amphibious vehicle ever sold.