Rinspeed SQuba Concept [Reviews]

Thirty years after the filming of the movie "The Spy Who Loved Me" hit the silver screen Rinspeed sQuba is the first car that can actually "fly" underwater.

Zumikon - "sank again, James!" If the situation gets too hot for the secret agent is going to go underground -. Or under water So demonstrated impressively by Roger Moore in "The Spy Who Loved Me" in 1977, when it sank beneath the waves in a sleek vehicle moments before seemed to be an ordinary car, the only problem. The scene never really happened, it was an animation.

Rinspeed sQuba in the world the first real submersible car, the fake movie becomes reality for visitors of the Geneva Motor Show (6-16 March 2008). Rinspeed boss Frank M. Rinderknecht (52) is known for his extraordinary automotive creations. Recognized James Bond enthusiast and Swiss automobile visionary kept revisit this in mind, the scene over and over again: "For thirty years I tried to imagine how it could be possible to build a machine that can fly under water Now we have made this dream reality.. "
And this submerged stable flight at a depth of 10 meters that sets Rinspeed sQuba except for military vehicles. While the latter can go under water, they are limited to driving slowly over the submerged ground. Rinderknecht: "It is certainly not an easy task to make a car watertight and pressure resistant enough to be maneuverable in the water The real challenge was to create a submersible car that moves like a fish in water .. "

It should also be a sports car that became a dream of diving facilities ESOR Swiss engineering specialist. As a first step the combustion engine was removed and replaced by several electric motors. Three engines are on the back. A range of propulsion on land, the other two screws to drive the vehicle under water. They are supported by two powerful jets of front discs seabob that "breathe" through rotating grids SA Genion (for opening and closing the water intake). The rotating outlet jets were designed to be extremely light and resistant to back using high-tech nano materials, carbon nanotubes call.

It is a safe bet that the Rinspeed sQuba steal the show from any beauty 'Baywatch' on the beach. And easily, too: You drive the car into the water and floats. So, until you crack the door to let in the water as soon as Rinspeed sQuba will start on the way to the underwater world. The residents breathing air comes from an integrated tank of compressed air that divers know scuba diving. Rinderknecht: ".. For security reasons, we have built the vehicle in an open car so that passengers can exit quickly in an emergency cottages equipped to open the door might be impossible" But security was not the only reason for choice of an open-top design features a number of just two cubic meters of air the vehicle weight would increase by two tons reject unwanted buoyancy, the Rinspeed sQuba March mobility of a turtle (!). Rinspeed sQuba surfaces automatically without residents.

It is even able to run the country independently, thanks to a sophisticated laser sensor system from the Hamburg company Ibeo - without using the driver or passenger.

Power is supplied rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Rinderknecht: "'sQuba' is a zero-emission car as documented by the rotating license plate behind. Production does not exhaust emissions. Switzerland is one of the pioneers in the world in the field of hydropower." SQuba of 'filling station is the water tank. "It's no surprise that the vehicle features powerful yet energy-saving LED lighting technology.

Elements of 3-D sheet with embossed fish and sharkskin patterns from Wetzel Processing Group and add visual effects and speed Hornschuch abroad. With the style elements create a harmonious velvety Foliatec white matte appearance.

For shore leave the Rinspeed sQuba relies on a stainless coil-over suspension from KW automotive and Pirelli tires mounted on large-made forged lightweight AEZ wheels in 17 - and 18 inches in diameter. But Rinspeed sQuba is really comfortable in the water. To make people feel at home there, and innovators to saltwater resistant interior from the Strahl + Hess offers a real mother of pearl trim and diamond-plated non-slip messages from KGS Diamond, normally used in high technology abrasives. After all, 'diamonds are a girl's best friends. "Cluster high-tech VDO instrument and controls create a futuristic ambiance and allow controlling all vehicle functions even under water.
Frank M. Rinderknecht and his partners - including the fleet specialist LeasePlan - have created a truly unusual vehicle and the process is thought of everything. Even the Motorex lubricants used in the 'sQuba "are biodegradable. For Rinspeed boss that is a duty of care arising from conviction: "'sQuba' lets me be one of the elements and lets me immerse myself in new and fascinating world - with Q factor E 'our duty to protect this world in which we are guests in the best of our ability. "It is not, Miss Moneypenny - James could not say himself better looking sporty Swiss precision chronograph CF Bucherer Eau la la -. Shaken, not stirred.

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