Gibbs Technologies Ltd, a U.K.-based specialist in “High Speed Amphibian” (HSA) technology, has unveiled a prototype of an amphibious ATV called the Quadski.
Powered by a 140 bhp gasoline engine and capable of traveling up to 50 mph on land and water, the Quadski moves by wheels on land and a marine jet pump on water. The unit's fuel tank allows it to travel for up to two hours on water and the vehicle has a land range of 600 kilometres on land.
The transition from land to water takes less than five seconds. Upon entering the water, the flick of a switch retracts the wheels into the body of the vehicle.
Quadski shares the same Gibbs' patented HSA technology with the recently launched Aquada - the amphibian car which set the water speed record for amphibian craft, as well as the world record for crossing the English Channel - and the Humdinga, a five-seater, four-wheel drive vehicle capable of traveling up to 80 mph on land and 45 mph on water.
Read more about the Quadski in the July 3 edition of Powersports Business magazine.
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