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Quadski on waterGibbs Technologies, a high-speed amphibian (HSA) technology specialist, has unveiled a prototype of what it says will be the first commercially viable high-speed amphibian quadbike/all terrain vehicle (ATV), the Quadski.
The Quadski represents the third demonstration of Gibbs' HSA technology, following in the tire tracks of its Aquada and Humdinga vehicles. The Quadski is capable of travelling up to 50 mph on land and water and makes the transition, according to the company, at the flick of a switch.
Quadski on land
"I know consumers will love the fun of driving a Quadski on land one minute and then head straight into the sea or river the next," said Alan Gibbs, founder of U.K.-based Gibbs Technologies. "But there is a very serious side to Quadski as well: Emergency services and aid workers will be able to reach areas and people no two- or four-wheel drive vehicle could reach."
Quadski in the airGibbs Technologies says it has patented more than 60 inventions relating to HSA technology and has technical expertise in areas including hydrodynamics, retracting suspension, water jet technology, cooling, air-water separation and hull design.
Here, the Quadski takes flight.