Feb 15, 2008

A Swiss company has revealed sQuba, the world's first real submersible car.

This image, made available by Swiss specialist car maker Rinspeed, in London, Thursday Feb, 14, 2008, shows their new model, the sQuba, which the company claims is the world's first real submersible car, and which will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Rinspeed boss Frank M. Rinderknecht, known for his extraordinary automotive creations, is also a James Bond fan and kept revisiting in his mind, the scene from the 1977 Bond movie "The Spy Who Loved Me". "For three decades I have tried to imagine how it might be possible to build a car that can fly under water. Now we have made this dream come true.", Rinderknecht said. The car, which is stable at a depth of 10 meters, has zero emissions, is driven by three electric motors, and powered by rechargeable Lithium-Ion batteries.