Imagine this scenario: you sit with your loved one in the jeep. They propose a spontaneous jaunt to the coast. But not on the road, but in the water. No problem when it comes to the U.S. company Water Car. Their latest product, the panther, is a thoroughbred amphibious vehicle.
In the style of the Jeep:
In the style of the design of the Jeep Panther is not modeled without reason the Jeep CJ-8. Built for the 1984-1987 model, there is an abundant supply in the United States, with parts and accessories. The Panther has a tubular frame, the spans a fiberglass body. WaterCar crowded in there about three square meters of special Styrofoam, which should make the car unsinkable. Driven the 1338 kg heavy Panther and 4.57 meters long by a 3.7-liter V6 from the house of Honda. Other aggregate solutions failed Water Car Panther Jeep any assistance.
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Fast and expensive:
Fast and expensive in conjunction with a four-speed manual gearbox, the Panthers reached on the road almost 130 km / h in the water, there are still very fixed 71 things. According to the manufacturer of amphibious jeep is recommended for use in salt water, but should be thoroughly rinsed afterwards. Who wants to complete his Panther himself with Water Car Panther Jeep, pays 76,000 dollars (58,000 euros well) for a so-called “rolling chassis”, a complete vehicle fails with $ 135,000 to Beech, the equivalent of almost 103,000 euros.