Is this for real? Camaro Watercraft - NOT 56k friendly...

Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by Bad Mojo, Jul 24, 2003.

  1. Bad Mojo

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    From another forum, with the email that accompanied the pics...

    From: WaterCar
    To: [email protected]
    Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2003 2:17 PM
    Subject: WaterCar News Release

    News Release July
    23, 2003

    WaterCar Inc. announces its successful completion of their first prototype
    high performance amphibious vehicle capable of going speeds of 100+ MPH on
    land and 35+ MPH on water.
    The fiberglass amphibious vehicle is based on a 2002
    Convertible Camero body style. It is powered by a rear mounted high
    performance 2.5 liter engine capable of producing 300 H.P. along with a
    Berkeley jet drive and place diverter. Its' four-wheel independent
    suspension retracts by a single switch for the water mode operation. The
    center-mounted removable ski pole along with the wake it creates make it
    ideal for wakeboarding or skiing. This sporty four-seater makes it
    possible to drive to the lake, experience an exhilarating boat ride and
    drive back home again without ever leaving your car.
    WaterCar, Inc. is looking into the feasibility of producing the
    car in kit form.

    Attached are photos of the amphibious vehicle in action.

    WaterCar, Inc. can be reached [email protected]

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    I already emailed the company asking if it's real... I'll post back when I get a reply...
     
  2. matrix243

    matrix243 My body, is ready.

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    Huh, they do serve a purpose.
     
  3. Bad Mojo

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    Hating from a Ford fanboy :ugh:

    Wow, that's uncommon :fawk:
     
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  4. Mr. Jack

    Mr. Jack Go Fast - Turn Left

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  5. novass

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    I dont know ..

    Even if its real I dont see how safe it would be from a design stand point. The bow would cause it to submarine as soon as you came off the throttle. Any one that has spent a day on a 18 ft boat water sking will tell you that. [​IMG] Here is the original Amphiacar, note the bow needed to acheive a safe cruise?

    The other part is the packaging. You have a power plant making 300 hp. That takes up room. Its going to have to be an radiator cooled designed for street use. How are you going to get it to cool while in water? If you try to force water threw its its very restrictive. The water flow at 30 MPH will crush over the fins. Plus were are you going to put it? In the bow? So much for Hydo dynamics. Then you have a retractable suspension , a transmission , BTO for the jet drive plus the drive it self. I find it hard to believe that all fits in the trunk space of a camaro ( even a fiber glass shell) Dont even try to tell me the engine is up front,( see Submarine up top) Its going to have to carry at least 15 gallons of gas just to drive it around the lake, open wheel wells in water make a lot of drag and poor fuel consuption.


    The center pics looks fake. It just doesnt look right. You have cavitaion at the rear, supposely from a berkley jet but you have no disturbance of flow at the bow or around the wheels. Its going to take more than a couple pics and a tag line to make me go for it.
     
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  6. Bad Mojo

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    According to the company it is real :dunno:

    Here's the email I got. Perhaps the center pic is just for marketing?

    Robert,
    Glad you enjoyed the pictures. It's REAL!!!! Keep an eye out for our website. It should be live soon!
    www.WaterCar.com

    That's all I got from them...
     
  7. novass

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    If its real I would have to believe the pictures were" made up" for marketing.
     
  8. 426Hemi

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    The pics are definately photoshopped. Pretty shitty job too. If by some chance the photos are real, they are some of the strangest i've ever seen.
     
  9. matrix243

    matrix243 My body, is ready.

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    You mean Mustang GT? Mmmmno.....I was joking.
     
  10. Bubbles

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    wooo those guys in the second pic got gay pride wrote all over em
     
  11. wildone

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    I can tell from the background on the second pic that its Lake Havasu City,Arizona!!
     
  12. samm

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    You couldn't wakeboard behind that thing, the wake looks too small.
     
  13. AphidAudio

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    [badjoke] I wonder if it has cruise control [/badjoke]

    :rofl:
     

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