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Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by danny, Dec 22, 2007.
OhGizmo! » Archive » Rinspeed sQuba Diving Concept Car
what do you guys think?????
Better quality video and press release at jalopnik:
Rinspeed sQuba: Bond's Lotus Submarine Made Real
It's an EV so it's on topic! Wonder what the specs are on the motor and batteries.
That is crazy!
For the James Bond in us all: Rinspeed sQuba heads to Geneva | Auto Shows Blog at Motor Trend
"An electric motor rated at 37kw and 118 lb-ft of torque drives the vehicle's rear wheels" (No Tesla competitor...)
Hands up if you just ruined your $500 shoes.
I'd really like to take that for a spin. I wonder how well it does in salt water?
Saw that footage on Countdown the other night. So very cool!
Underwater Electric Roadster - James Bond Style
My dad found this Video on Wimp.com, its quite amazing seeing (a custom electric) Lotus Elise underwater fully functioning:
World's first underwater car. [VIDEO]
That can't be good for the interior :biggrin:
Thanks guys, I did a search before posting the link but nothing came up that matched hence why it was posted. Appreciate everyone who moderates and keeps this forum organized! This place is a treasure trove of info and true connection of good people for sure.
This car is built on an Lotus Elise frame and uses a 54 kWh battery pack. Hmm. Kinda sounds familiar... Rinspeed should be able to do inexpensive Roadster conversions.
I've seen this before, and I still think it's awesome.
(Mods bear with me here, it seems off topic at first but if you grant me some leeway I assure you it's relevant...)
This gives me an idea -- Anyone remember the Gibbs Aquada? It's a modern equivalent of the Amphicar 770, an amphibious automobile. Quite clever in fact. They were going to try to sell them in the U.S. (a natural, given our huge private boating market), but it was going to require dual certification (much like the upcoming Terrafugia Transition). Apparently the big stumbling block is that relevant U.S. marine standards don't allow anything onboard to be anywhere near the heat of a catalytic converter, which is of course necessary for road compliance. So U.S. imports never happened. I think they sell them in Europe though?
In any case, the electric propulsion system of the sQuba would seem to me to be an ideal way around this issue! Of course I'm sure there would be other hurdles, but it would certainly make such a vehicle a lot more likely. Could we see electric Gibbs Aquadas in the U.S.? How about sQubas? What fun.