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Watercar Panther

Discussion in 'General Automotive Talk' started by Andrew B., Jun 4, 2017.

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    I've seen land-to-water vehicles before, but none that are so fast they can tow a water-skier. This one can.

     
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    Those are wild. I have watched video of them on the water before but none of them driving in the dunes. The fact that they have that kind of performance on land and sea is unique. I wonder how much they cost?

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    The complete vehicle costs $155000. For states that are hard to register in they have a $125000 one that doesn't have an engine. You complete the job yourself so that you will be able to register it for the street. That is way over my price range.

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    On thing that strikes me is other amphibious cars look like amphibious cars. This one looks completely out of place on the water, except when they are going fast and you can see the underside. That's what drew my attention.

    From what I know their first attempt at a water-car looked like a sports car. They said women liked it but men were not crazy about it. Also, it was impractical because the low ground clearance meant you could not drive onto a beach and into the water. They switched to the jeep look because it's more practical and appeals more to people who like recreational vehicles.
     
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    I did see a sports car one years ago online. The Jeep style does make more sense. It gives more options for getting in and out of the water. It is an interesting vehicle.

    As interesting as it is, I keep thinking about the boat and vehicle you could buy with $155000. It does eliminate the need for a trailer but there are other options that can be mkre focused. It would be a head turner.

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    Not practical for most buyer, but lots of fun for someone who can afford it. I wonder if they've tried to get one into an action movie.
     
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    Apparently it was in the season finale of Royal Pains. Never heard of the show but it was in it

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    The show is about a doctor who is trying to get a new start in Florida. I watched it for awhile but it didn't keep my interest.
     
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