Is it a car? Is it a boat?

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  1. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/ptech/09/04/amphibious.car.ap/index.html

    I know there was an older version of this in the 50s or 60s. Its pretty cool, though, if you've got the cash ;)

    "With this you can have a really good car on the road, and an exciting toy that can tow a water skier, that you can commute to work with, that you can go to St. Tropez with and take two girlfriends,"

    What about my 3rd girlfriend?!?

    Nice marketing there :D

    D
     
  2. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Re: Is it a car? Is it a boat?

    I read that this morning, and I was thinking "2 girlfriends.... thats not going to be enough!" :D
     
  3. iGav macrumors G3

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    I saw this on the news yesterday with a Car designer friend, and it's very clever technically, the wheels fold up like the Lotus Esprit's in that Bond film, except the covers don't flip down....

    Very clever, particularly when you drive into water and then pretty much zoom off in a couple of seconds...

    The design however is a little.. hmmmmmmm though.... :D
     
  4. Ambrose Chapel macrumors 65816

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    meh

    not nearly as cool as the Boston duck tour car/boat!!
    :D :D
     
  5. jadariv macrumors regular

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    Coolest...thing...ever. Eyes...starting...to...bleed.
     
  6. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Re: meh

    Have you been on a "Duck Tour" Ambrose Chapel. I see them on the street all the time. Enjoy there ritual "Quack Quack" at the locals. Often say that I'm to take a tour and then never seem to manage one!
     
  7. Stelliform macrumors 68000

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    That is too cool! I must get Ms. Moneypenny to have one delivered to my house...
     
  8. groovebuster macrumors 65816

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    The original "Amphicar" was a german development and build in the 60's (in Berlin). Just saw one this summer here in Berlin on the highway. Looked shiny and brand-new! Amazing...

    And when I was little you saw some once in a while on the local rivers and lakes also here in Berlin. I still remember that because it was always something special to spot one. :)

    If you want some info in english, you can go here for example:

    http://www.amphicars.com/

    groovebuster
     
  9. Ambrose Chapel macrumors 65816

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    nah...i'd like to do the water-only part of the tour. but i don't think that's possible. when i first moved here i thought they were just a dumb gimmick, but then i realized that they went in the water and was pretty impressed.
     
  10. Sayhey macrumors 68000

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    Quite cool! As soon as I get the spare $235,000 I'm buying one. Let me see that will be ... damn!
     
  11. tazo macrumors 68040

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    wow that is really awesome looking; anyone got a spare 234,937 USD i can borrow?
     
  12. cb911 macrumors 601

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    cool. some friends were trying to explain this to me the other day... now that i've seen some pics i've got to say that this is pretty cool! :D :cool:

    a jet in the back, eh? that might be more useful for road use.;) :eek: :D
     
  13. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    yeah, I know I've got it somewhere! *fumbles in his pocket* Ah, well, must have wasted it on that Rolls the other day. My bad, tazo.
     
  14. Mr. Anderson thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    ah, the hell with the $235,000 - just give me $6,000 for a new G5 ;)

    I'll be really curious to see if any of these make it to the states. I'd love to see one in person. :D

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  15. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    Six thousand?! What are you loading in that thing?! 8 gigs of RAM?!

    (Note: It feels good to be able to say that it is possible to load 8 gigs of RAM into a Mac these days)
     
  16. Mr. Anderson thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    4 gigs would be fine, but I need dual 20" LCDs...;)

    And yes, I am getting this machine, but probably rev B. I'd like to think that I'm one of the few who will actually use the thing to its full potential (I say this cause I know that in reality, its not nearly fast enough to make me happy - doing 3D animation I need something several orders of magnitude faster, maybe in 2010......until then, I'll settle for this).

    D :D
     
  17. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    And if/when I get mine, I'd like to think that I'm one the MANY who will actually use the thing to its full potential of bragging rights...:D

    No, I know that in reality, during the school year I'll have little time for anything besides some photoshopping, gonig to a few choice web sites, and writing papers.

    A dualie is overkill, and that's why I want one...I might be waiting for Rev. B., too, though.
     
  18. groovebuster macrumors 65816

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    Hey guys... you are going off topic!!! ;)

    And that from a moderator! Tztztztzt.... ;)

    groovebuster
     
  19. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    but, but, but,...

    But they're putting G5s in the Aquada!!!!
     
  20. groovebuster macrumors 65816

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  21. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    I'll forgive you...THIS time. :mad: ;)
     

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