Fiat Afloat: Panda 4X4 Attempts English Channel Crossing

Want to see a Panda swim? (No, LingLing, get down from that diving board.) Earlier today, a modded Fiat Panda 4X4 left Folkestone, Kent in the UK bound for the French coast — in an attempt to cross the English Channel. The car, wrapped in a set of water wings fit for a car, isn't an ordinary Panda, it's the Terramare 4, a model that's been fitted with a waterjet propulsion system and other marine-ready tweaks by a former engineer of the iconic, Chevrolet-powered Iso Rivolta of the 1960s. After arriving in France, the engineer, Maurizio Zanisi, plans to drive the rest of the way home to Milan, though may want to leave the pontoons on in traffic, at least until he gets his land wheels.

Panda Terramare 4x4 with inflatable flotation belt [Gizmag]

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