Steane Klose | Feb 16, 2008

A little weird and wacky and one wonders exactly what the point is but then Rinspeed are not known for their subtlety or for their creations having any purpose other than being oddly artistic. With that in mind, Rinspeed will present its new sQuba, the worlds first diving car, at the Geneva Motor Show (March 6-16).

The sQuba is not only able to drive on roads as a 'normal' car, with the push of a button it can also transform into an amphibious vehicle which can be submerged in water up to 10 meters (33 feet). An electric motor drives the rear wheels, while propulsion on the water is ensured by two propellers in the stern, while two powerful jet drives in the bow propel the vehicle under water when diving.

When underwater, the driver and passenger are enclosed in the vehicle thanks to light weight body components made of futuristic Carbon Nano Tubes and are supplied with fresh breathing air by the self-contained on-board system.

If you don't believe it works...click through and check out the video. If you can actually work out why anyone would want or need an underwater convertible...let us know, because we are at a loss.

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