> Strange Vehicles > Aythya Amphibious Vehicle
The Aythya is an amphibious concept vehicle which was
designed by Janne Leppänen, Tuulia Miettinen, Roope
Kolu, Jaap van der Voort, and Tiemen Stelwagen. Janne
Leppänen previously developed the ARK
Solar Boat concept.
The Aythya is a two seater vehicle which features an ingenious
wheel system which allows it to operate on both land and
The Aythya was primarily conceived as a rental vehicle,
one which could be hired out at vacation hot spots to
tourists who want to explore the surrounding land and
When the Aythya is being used on land the wheels are perfectly
round and more or less just like normal car tires - other
than the fact they're made up of 10 individual sections!
When the Aythya enters the water, the car automatically
senses the terrain change and the sections of the wheel
open out to form small paddles, effectively turning the
Aythya into a small paddle boat.
Powering the Aythya are four electric motors, one for