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Giant truck transforms into a high-speed boat in seconds

Discussion in 'Boating & Fishing' started by genxer36, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. Mar 19, 2012 at 6:27 PM
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    genxer36

    genxer36 [OP] Lord of Tomfoolery

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    The latest boat-truck concept built by leading amphibious automaker Gibbs Technology is designed to be as adept on land as an all-terrain vehicle while being as fully capable in the water as patrol and rescue boats. While the the 30-foot long vehicle can carry up to 15 passengers, it only weighs as much as a standard SUV (4500 pounds), thanks to a chassis consisting entirely of carbon fiber. Inside is a 500-horsepower jet propulsion diesel engine that enables it to reach highway speeds and cut across the open ocean at 30 mph. More....
     
  2. Apr 3, 2012 at 1:49 PM
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    i think they could improve on the wheels. they look a little small for that size of a vehicle. if they were bigger they could more places. it looks great on water, but on land its so long and has tiny tires, its only limited to streets. i want to see what it can do off road.
     
  3. Apr 4, 2012 at 8:36 PM
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    I think you may have issues if you put too big of tires on that since they lift and tuck into the hull.
     
  4. Apr 5, 2012 at 5:25 AM
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    Pssh... a little trimming and you could clear 285's no problem, just needs the cab mount chop :D
     
  5. Apr 5, 2012 at 5:57 AM
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  6. Apr 5, 2012 at 6:42 AM
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    They need to make variations of these for Joe Public. I want one!
     
  7. Apr 5, 2012 at 8:02 AM
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    You cant really tell what size the tires are, they may already be 285's.
     
  8. Apr 5, 2012 at 6:39 PM
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    wow, thats the stupidest thing i saw today. lo, thanks
     
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