Rinspeed sQuba Concept Surfaces in Geneva

Get it? It's also a submarine! Right, so the master-level geniuses at the Swiss fantasy and tuning shop Rinspeed unveiled the sQuba concept. That's the one designed as amphibious transport for secret agents certified for diving equipment — maybe you've seen it on Keith Olbermann. Anyhow, here it is, ready to go. All… » 3/04/08 11:45am 3/04/08 11:45am

Cannonball Lambo or Bond's Lotus? Which Is Cooler?

Each week we'll let two silver screen automotive icons face off and let you decide which stays and which one goes home, tailpipe between their legs. That's right, it's like an online Thunderdome — except without the death thing. We call it the "Star Car Shootout." Let's get ready to rumble.

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Rinspeed sQuba: Bond's Lotus Submarine Made Real

Of all the Bond films over the years, one the most memorable gadgets to emerge from Q-branch was the Lotus submarine-car from The Spy Who Loved Me. Of course that was all just movie magic special effects— until now. Rinspeed has taken an ordinary Lotus Elise, and turned it into a real working vehicle that drives on… » 2/14/08 11:45am 2/14/08 11:45am

The Rinspeed sQuba Dives Into Our Hearts

There's something about Lotuses that make designers want to submerge them in water, which is fine by us. While we've heard of no Lotus/Bond deals, the Rinspeed sQuba concept makes a fine heir to the swimming Louts Esprit that submerged in The Spy Who Loved Me. While these are obviously computer animations, a real… » 12/17/07 11:15am 12/17/07 11:15am