Ned Plimpton Alan Gibbs was in town yesterday being courted by the state to make Michigan the location for technical centers, sales offices and manufacturing sites for the Aquada. It's an amphibious vehicle that is "a sports car on land (top speed of 110 mph) and a speed boat at sea (33 mph on salt or fresh water)" and he's looking at bringing the currently Brit-built boat across the Atlantic to sell stateside by 2009. We're told it'll sell for about $85,000, not including dock fees or life jackets.

Will Detroit build new aqua-car? [Detroit News]

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DOD to Evaluate Gibbs Amphibious Vehicles [internal]