Saturday, July 27, 2013

Panther, the brand new amphibious car!

A new amphibious car has been developed by two US technocrats.  Panther, the water car, resembles a jeep pickup truck with its characteristic flat-faced front and fabulous taillights. 

The concept of a Amphicar dawned upon the technocrats, Fred Selby and Dave March, when one of them purchased a German-based amphibious convertible of the 1960s. It took approximately 10 years for them to modify the design to achieve higher speed and better performance parameters with 250-hp engines in place of the original 40-hp engines.   The body of the Panther is made of fiberglass for light weight and fast running.  The body is coated with anti-corrosion painting to minimize surface deterioration due to salt and water.  A hull has been lined to keep the vehicle afloat.  The hull sticks out slightly from underneath the Panther to ensure smooth sailing and effortless transition from car to boat.

Very soon you will be able to enjoy a jolly ride in Panther in the city of New York! 


1 comment:

  1. I'd love one of these. I could tie it up behind our boat and use it as a dinghy. I'm just saying.

    Have a terrific day. ☺