Custom amphibious vehicle on Ebay is more functional than you would expect

Ever wanted your own amphibious vehicle, but lack the time, resources, and skill to build one of your own? If you answered yes you're in luck, someone has decided to part with their already built and water tested custom amphibian. It's called the H2-0, and not only is it proven off road and in the water, it's… » 4/23/11 11:00am 4/23/11 11:00am

Nike Needs A Name For Their Armored AmphiCamper

Credit is due to Nike for creating a vehicle that makes us suddenly care about the AST Dew Tour. Built on an armored amphibious military truck platform — we think a variation of the XM410 — the vehicle combines a 1970's camper with a mobile skate park. There are multiple unique features on this truck for the extreme… » 8/08/08 2:20pm 8/08/08 2:20pm

Gibbs To Set Up Shop In Detroit, Finally Build Aquada Amphibious Car

After the announcement earlier this month that Saleen is teaming with Gibbs for development and manufacturing work on their amphibious Gibbs Aquada, news comes down Gibbs is setting up their corporate offices in the Detroit Suburb of Auburn Hills. After a ten year development cycle, a million man hours of work, and… » 7/18/08 11:15am 7/18/08 11:15am

Gullwinged, Amphibious Sports Car Is China's Best Creation Since Gong Li

The amphibious sports car isn't a new idea, there's the Rinspeed sQuba and Gibbs Aquada to name just two, but we have to give credit to the creator of this Chinese p***y magnet yellow amphicar for the addition of gullwing doors, ideal for when you're chilling on the Yangtze. We're fairly sure this is a custom job and… » 7/11/08 2:40pm 7/11/08 2:40pm

Saleen Developing Gibbs Aquada And Quadski For American Market

Saleen will be conducting manufacturing design and engineering work required to bring the Gibbs Aquada and Quadski to the North American market. Gibbs plans to introduce the models here late in 2009 or early in 2010. In addition to working on production processes for the amphibians, Saleen is also looking at ways to… » 7/02/08 6:20pm 7/02/08 6:20pm

Detroit Auto Show: Amphibious Tang Hua Detroit Fish

We practiced our love with the Tang Hua Book of Songs earlier, and now for the less phallic, more idiosyncratic Tang Hua Detroit Fish. "Detroit Fish" would be an odd name for a car if it weren't for the fact that this fish can evidently swim. Yes indeed, this is the only amphibious crossover at the Detroit Auto Show.… » 1/15/08 1:15pm 1/15/08 1:15pm

Fly, Drive or Sail with the Ramphos Amphibious Trike

Putting the go-anywhere abilities of SUVs to shame, the Italian made Ramphos S can leave dry land behind, taking to the air or sea with equal aplomb. Powered by an optional Smart car engine, the trike has up to 78 bhp and features folding wings, making it road legal in Europe. Taking off or landing from either the… » 8/01/07 2:00pm 8/01/07 2:00pm

There's Lots of Room for You on the Bandvagn 202

You can grumble and moan that it's only got ninety horsepower, but that doesn't stop the Volvo Bandvagn 202 from being irrepressably awesome. First of all, it's Swedish. Secondly, it's steered by hydraulic rams that bend the vehicle in the middle. Thirdly, it exhibits less ground pressure than Sven Schmoe on a pair of… » 7/12/07 5:30pm 7/12/07 5:30pm

The Ride of the Amphibious Mariner: The Seep

The albatross began with his vengeance early with this one. While the VW-based Schwimmwagen was a largely successful amphibous vehicle and its larger sister the DUKW entertained a measure of success at Normandy and remains affectionately remembered today, the Ford GPA was simply not the cat's pajamas. In low-water… » 3/13/07 8:30pm 3/13/07 8:30pm

DAF vs. FAF: Would You Rather be a Platypus or a Shark?

Not so fast, Loverman. I will concede that the DAF Swim Car is a rather impressive piece of machinery. In theory. Everyone knows that amphibious cars barely work. How many Sherman Duplex Drives ended up at the bottom of the English Channel before they reached Normandy? But a 2CV on the other hand — a 2CV can be… » 12/12/06 9:00am 12/12/06 9:00am

DAF vs. FAF: The Surrender Monkeys Lose: The DAF Swim Car!!

We're not even entirely sure what we're looking at. But we do know DAF has check-mated old Johnson and his French non-hackers. This dear friends, is the DAF Swim Car. It is an off-roader. It is a convertible. It has a propeller. It has four-wheel steering via a second driver who faces backward. It floats. It looks… » 12/12/06 8:45am 12/12/06 8:45am