cc Natural gas fueled
Swiss design company Rinspeed, makers of the Rinspeed
Splash have created a true sports car which transforms
into a hydrofoil speed boat capable of a very respectable
50 mph on water.
Because Rinspeed does not have the funding of large manufacturers
the Splash's styling has suffered, although this is partly
due to the compromises necessary for the amphibious characteristics
of the car, such as a narrow front end.
Transformation to a speed boat involves deploying a propeller
at the rear, the large rear spoiler rolls under the car
becoming the rear hydrofoil, and two hydrofoils integrated
into the left and right sides of the splash swing down
to form the front hydrofoils.
Naturally Rinspeed has constructed the Splash's interior
from waterproof materials.
Powering the Splash is a 750 cc engine from a snowmobile
which has been adapted to run on natural gas. When driving
the car on water it requires a delicate hand to balance
the throttle and the hydrofoil angle to maintain speed
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Rinspeed Advantige R one