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    First Submergible Car!!!

    Frank M Rinderknecht, the 52-year-old automobile visionary and boss of Swiss automaker Rinspeed, has turned a dream into reality with his 'sQuba.'


    Rinspeed sQuba is the most exciting thing at this year's Geneva Motor Show and is creating many a ripple.




    sQuba is the world's first real submersible car that can 'move like a fish underwater'.



    It can dive up to 32.8 feet (10 mt) below the surface of the water and can move at a sedate 1.8 miles per hour.




    The sQuba has an open cockpit for 'safety reasons' (so that people can get out easily anytime in case of an emergency). The occupants of the car have to breathe compressed air through built-in scuba masks.




    sQuba is an electric car that uses rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and 3 electric motors for propulsion. It is a zero-emission car as documented by the rotating license plate in the rear. It produces no exhaust emissions.




    The 'sQuba's' filling station is the water reservoir.? It is no surprise that the vehicle features powerful yet energy-saving LED lighting technology.



    The first car that could drive underwater was Quandt's Amphibicar, built in 1968. Only 3,878 were produced but many are still being driven on roads.




    Then Gibbs Technologies came up with Gibbs Aquada in 2004 which Virgin boss Richard Branson used to break the speed record for crossing the English Channel.



    However, the sQuba seems to be the most exciting of them all.




    To drive on the roads, the sQuba 'relies on a stainless coil-over suspension from KW automotive and large Pirelli tires mounted on custom-made forged light-weight wheels from AEZ with 17- and 18-inch diameters.'




    Technical data




    Measurements




    Length ----- 3'785 mm



    Width ----- 1''940 mm



    Height ----- 1'117 mm



    Wheelbase ----- 2?300 mm



    Track front ----- 1?470 mm



    Track rear ----- 1?520 mm



    Ground clearance ----- 130 mm



    Empty weight ----- approx. 920kg




    Performances




    Top speed ----- > 120 km/h



    Acceleration 0-80 km/h ----- 7.1 sec



    Water speed ----- > 6 km/h



    Under water speed ----- > 3 km/h



    Dive depth ----- 10 m




    Engines




    Street ----- Electric



    Power output ----- max. 54 kW at 4'500 /min



    Torque ----- 160 NM at 1'500 /min



    Water - Stern propellers ----- Electric



    Power output ----- 2 x 800 W



    Diving - bow jet drives ----- Electric



    Power output ----- 2 x 3.6 kW Rotinor



    Batteries ----- Lithium-Ionen



    Voltage ----- 6 x 48 Volt




    Propulsion




    Power train ----- Rear wheel drive



    Gearbox ----- R - N - F



    Suspension



    Chassis ----- Steel



    Body panels ----- Carbon Nano Tubes



    Seating capacity ----- 2




     


    Front suspension ----- Double wishbone



    Rear suspension ----- Double wishbone



    Dampers/springs ----- KW automotive



    Steering ----- Rack pinion




    Tyres




    Front tyres ----- Pirelli P Zero 205/40 R17



    Front wheels ----- AEZ 7.5 x 17"



    Rear tyres ----- Pirelli P Zero 225/40 R18



    Rear wheels ----- AEZ 8 x 18"



    Miscellaneous



    Air supply ----- 1 x 15 liter + 1 x 18 liter ScubaPro



    Laser scanner ----- Ibeo



    Lubricants ----- Motorex






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    amazing inventions...

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    Ya I have heard about this car. This car is the successor of RinSpeed Splash.....

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    There's another car which can travel through water.. not submersible yet....






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    Cool share...

    @Astroboysam, that car actually travels on water rather than underwater, but anyways good share buddy.

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