Amphibious supercar

This ambitious concept design created by Bei Chen Nan as part of his final year industrial design project at Monash University in Melbourne would let its owners beat traffic by taking to water instead of roads.
1 February, 2019
According to the designer, the electric powered Amphi-X would reach speeds of more than 418 km/h on land and an average speed of over 145 km/h in water like a professional speedboat. At the same time, the creators did not want the car to look mechanical and clunky like many traditional amphibious cars. The Amphi-X promises to deliver the best of both worlds: cutting edge on both road and water.
The supercar will not be affordable – the designers claim that only the world's super rich will be able to purchase it in order to avoid congested roads as it comes with a hefty £2.5 million price tag.

The Amphi-X is expected to have four seats and to be made of carbon fibre and aluminium. It will be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 in 2.4 seconds. The car's wheels would retract on entering the water and be driven by a high-powered propulsion system similar to a jetski.

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"The vehicle's size and dimensions were inspired by the exotic sports car, the Lamborghini Aventador or Bugatti Veyron, to give it the aesthetics of a supercar. Powered by a lithium-air battery the canopy of the vehicle would also be made from special solar cell glass, which would charge the battery even as it moved. With a unique tire design, the Amphi-X would be able to travel over any terrain as well as move in any direction, which means that parallel parking could become a thing of the past," Mr Nan commented.

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The designer explained he was drawn to the fact that most big cities in the world has an unused set of waterways running through it.

While the car has been designed for the wealthy, Bei Chen Nan would love to see this vehicle in a James Bond film or a sci-fi movie like Avatar in the future. "It would be a dream to have this design made someday, hopefully, there are some potential investors."
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