Amphicruiser Amphibious Off-Roader
|What is it?
||Why do you want it?
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The Amphicruiser is an all-wheel-drive amphibious vehicle built
by Dutch Amfibious Transport (DAT). The Amphicruiser is based
on a custom-built chassis and powered by a 4.2 litre engine
from a Toyota Land Cruiser. Many of the Amphicruiser's components
have also been lifted from the Land Cruiser to ease the construction
process and reduce costs.
The Amphicruiser has a very rugged, practical look about it.
DAT say that they havenít sacrificed any of the vehicle's off-road
ability by making it amphibious. It's equally at home on the
road, off the road, or in the water.
The Amphicruiser is powered by the Toyota engine on both land
and in the water. When out of the wet stuff, the engine drives
all four wheels. When in the water, at the push of a button,
the power is diverted from the wheels and to a jet drive system.
In the water the Amphicruiser has a respectable top speed of
8 mph. Not quick. But pretty good for something which can drive
itself into and out of the water.
The body of the DAT Amphicruiser is made from stainless steel
to prevent corrosion. The passenger compartment is kept dry
by inflatable door seals. DAT have made sure the Amphicruiser
is easy to use, and the driver doesnít need any special training
to operate the vehicle.
DAT offer two versions of the Amphicruiser, a two-door soft
top, and a four-door hardtop SUV.
Yes you can buy this. Here is where you need to go: DAT