Have you ever wished that you had an ATV, but held off on pulling the trigger because you wanted to buy a jet ski, too, but couldn't have both at the same time?
I'm here to tell you that your troubles are over, my friends. You can now buy an ATV that's a jet ski (and vice versa). It's the perfect gift for the supervillain henchman in your life.
Gibbs, the company that brought us the Aquada amphibious car, will start selling the Michigan-manufactured and long-rumored Quadski (it's been reported on since 2006) soon. It'll cost $40,000, but for something that can travel 45 mph on land, shoot into the water, and within five seconds convert into a boat — the wheels fold up out of the way — and go 45 mph on water, that's not such a bad price.
Weighing in at 1,300 pounds, the Quadski is considerably heavier than your typical ATV. It's 10.5 feet long, 5.2 feet wide, and 4.3 feet tall, with an 5.8-foot wheelbase. Not small as far as ATVs and/or jetskis go, but it makes up for the extra weight and bulk with a 175 hp BMW engine and a 15-gallon fuel tank.
It's also definitely more sportsman oriented than the space pod-likeTVR Scamander amphibious car.
Search and Rescue teams, beach lifeguards, and James Bond's arch enemies will all want a piece of this. As a matter of fact, I really hope that one of these ends up in a Bond movie soon, because I have a feeling that it would make for one of the more awesome chase scenes in the franchise's decades-long history.
We're sure the producers of hunting and fishing-related "reality" TV shows will clamor for the Quadski, too. Because the only way to shoot animals and catch fish on television is to terrorize them with super awesome fuckin' badass technology, like something like a deleted scene from Idiocracy.
Photo credit: Gibbs Sports Amphibians