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March 12, 2008

Rinspeed Underwater Concept Car

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Looking for a car that will impress the neighbors? Don’t bother with the cars in the local dealership. They have nothing on the Underwater Concept Car by Rinspeed! No camera tricks here, the car can swim with the fishes.


"Thirty years after the movie thriller ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ hit the silver screen “sQuba” is the first car that can actually ‘fly’ under water.

“Dive it again, James!”  If the situation gets too hot for the secret agent he’ll go underground – or under water. So demonstrated impressively by Roger Moore in ‘The Spy Who Loved Me” in 1977 when he dove below the waves in a sleek vehicle that moments before seemed to be an ordinary car. The only problem: The scene never really took place; it was an animation. 

With the “sQuba,” the world’s first real submersible car, the movie fake now becomes reality for visitors of the Geneva Motor Show (March 6th – 16th, 2008). Rinspeed boss Frank M. Rinderknecht (52) is known for his extraordinary automotive creations. The acknowledged James Bond enthusiast and Swiss automobile visionary kept revisiting this scene in his mind over and over: “For three decades I have tried to imagine how it might be possible to build a car that can fly under water. Now we have made this dream come true.” 

And it is this submerged stabile flight at a depth of 10 meters that sets the “sQuba” apart from military vehicles. While the latter can go under water, they are limited to driving slowly over the submerged ground. Rinderknecht: “It is undoubtedly not an easy task to make a car watertight and pressure resistant enough to be maneuverable under water. The real challenge however was to create a submersible car that moves like a fish in water.”



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6 Responses to “Rinspeed Underwater Concept Car”

  1. mikheil Says:

    thi is a next version of live for speed RA car
    join us in lfs s2 and you can race with that car

  2. Andres Bella Says:

    hot car, too bad didnt show after they got out of the water, they would have look funny 🙂

  3. Mr. Maigo Says:

    I can’t imagine it ever being fast on land, definitely not in water as it’s gotta run on battery

  4. NewSunSEO Says:

    This is very cool but is everything water proof for instance no water getting in the trunk or glove compartment?
    I would love to know more info on it.

  5. r0ac}{ Says:

    Here u got more infos -> http://www.rinspeed.ch/pages/content/frames_e.htm go on concept cars on the left and u see all his freaking awesome cars he invented.
    it’s not the fastest car, but with > 120km/h (about 80mph i think, 60mph=100kmh) it’s fast enough to drive on switzerlands highways… and sorry it’s a unique thing, it will never be built 4 other people, like all the other concepts 🙁

  6. olecom Says:

    Is this a new take on failed inventions? http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6444998390642533151#0h4m34s

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