A car enthusiast has completed his six-year project to turn his dream sports car into a 60mph sea-worth vehicle.
The Sea Lion, as inventor Marc Witt calls it, is a completely bespoke car that can do 125mph on the roads – and then fly down the pier into the water and keep up a respectable speed as it sails past the yachts and boats.
And this car could be yours today, as Marc is now ready to cast the car-boat hybrid adrift, putting it up for sale for $259,500.Capped with a brushed aluminum and stainless steel finish, Marc built the car himself over the top of a 174hp Mazda rotary engine, designing a body which could function as a road-vehicle, yet also be waterproof when hitting the lakes and seas for a spin.
The vehicle is one of 25 competing for the title of quickest amphibious vehicle. Marc set out to create the automobile in 2006 with the goal of reaching 60 mph. – beating the water-speed record of 45mph set by an amphibious car.That record has now risen to 60mph by a range of competing cars – Although there is no official authority to rule on the fastest, several vehicles claim the title.