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Underwater Car from 'Spy Who Loved Me'

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  1. Mark(study)

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    #1 Mark(study), Feb 15, 2008
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    Have you guys seen this ?


    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/02/14/ap/world/main3834095.shtml

    OK, so the Swiss have invented a car that runs on land and underwater. But did they REALLY have to make it a convertible?

    It's called the "sQuba," and conjures up memories of James Bond's amphibious Lotus Esprit from "The Spy Who Loved Me." That fictional vehicle traveled on land and, when chased by bad guys in a helicopter, plunged into the water and became an airtight submarine _ complete with "torpedoes" and "depth charges."

    But "Q" isn't responsible for this one.

    The concept car _ which unlike Bond's is not armed _ was developed by Swiss designer Rinspeed Inc. and is set to make a splash at the Geneva Auto Show next month.
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  3. Fan512bbi

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    It looks like A Lotus Elise.
     
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    That's one way to make British electrics even less reliable than they already are!
     
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    Looks like fun, except when it breaks underwater and you have to salvage it.
     
  6. OC Speed Junkie

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    Be frightened to see the insurance on that thing.
     
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  8. Lemke

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    Why doesnt it come with torpedos? I wonder if AAA will come and tow you out of the water if the car breaks. I dont think thats in their policy. Cool car though. I like it.
     
  9. MAHOOL

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    so if it has steal disk brakes and hats????? and salt water..mmmmhhhhhhhhh
     
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    Whats the point ? Pushing the envelope for the sake of pushing the envelope ?
     
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