Amphibious truck and an SUV
• amphibious truck and SUV
The famous and unique amphibious car record company Gibbs Technologies showed the world two new machines. So it turned out that once New Zealand, and then the British firm moved to Detroit, is called now the Gibbs Amphibians and, fortunately, makes equally impressive sets than ever before.
News from Gibbs Amphibians - this "jeep" Humdinga II and truck Phibian, which developers called the best specimens of high-speed amphibious technology (High Speed Amphibian - HSA) to date in the world. And both develop on the water speed of 26 knots (48 km / h), and the transition to land both takes 10 seconds.
The creators dubbed SUV Humdinga II (pictured above) "the smallest vehicle, designed specifically for remote and inaccessible areas." When this baby has a length of 6, 5 meters.
Phibian is claimed to be an entirely new kind of amphibious truck. It is equipped with a 500-horsepower turbo diesel, resulting in a wheel (on the ground can be a rear-wheel drive, front-wheel or all-wheel), or water cannons, and takes on board the three crew members and 12 passengers (the latter may be replaced by 1, 5 tons of cargo).
The pictures Phibian not seem hulk, but it is almost 10 meters long (9212 mm), height of 3 m and a weight of 6 to 4, 5 tons.
Amphibian Humdinga II has a supercharged V8 to 350 hp. sec., permanent four-wheel drive and, depending on the configuration, carries 5-7 people or 750 kg of cargo.
Although the Gibbs and calls their cars with high-speed, their maximum speed on the water half the record for amphibious vehicles. Fastest here WaterCar Python with its 96, 6 km / h.
Both machines are presented as a highly effective solution for military, rescue and humanitarian operations. Cost Gibbs Amphibians does not name, but prices can estimate the order of the previous models: the first generation Humdinga cost $ 235,000, and the Aquada - 216 000 euros.
"Natural disasters of recent times, such as the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Thailand, Sri Lanka and other Asian countries, as well as the destruction of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, indicate the need for amphibians Phibian and Humdinga as a universal and efficient transport", - said one founder of Neil Jenkins