Dear Santa: Please Send Me The World’s First High-Speed Amphibious ATV

Looking for a new toy, but can't decide between something that can crash through the brush or something that can skim the waves? What if you could have both?

Written by Outdoor Beasts Staff on July 27, 2017

Looking for a new toy, but can’t decide between something that can crash through the brush or something that can skim the waves?

What if you could have both?

Whether you want to leave a cloud of dust or leave jetskis in your wake, you’ve got it covered with this new German toy. In less than 5 seconds, your ATV can go wheels-up and be skimming across the water.

But it doesn’t sacrifice performance to do it. They can really hustle. Watch for yourself:

The Amphibious ATV.
Description
This is the world’s first high-speed all-terrain vehicle that travels both over the land and water at up to 45 mph. Powered by a 140-hp BMW engine, it operates as an ATV on land with four 12″-diam. aluminum wheels, 25″ Diam. x 8″ W rubber tires, electronic shift transmission (with reverse), and four-wheel disc brakes. With rear-wheel drive and an 8 1/2″ ground clearance, the ATV uses independent coil springs to provide a smooth ride over any terrain. Upon entering the water, its retraction system raises the wheels above the waterline to a 45° angle to enable smooth waterborne riding in less than five seconds. The engine’s power automatically transfers to a proprietary Gibbs jet drive that propels the craft to planing speed in seconds while the handle bars control the jet’s vectored thrust for easy maneuvering over the water. Its monocoque composite hull and comfortably padded seats support two riders weighing a total of 350 lbs. A 15-gallon unleaded fuel tank provides a 250-mile range on land and three hours of operation on the water.

 

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