ON THE DOU­BLE

Chan­nel your in­ner se­cret agent with the fastest am­phibi­ous ve­hi­cle on the mar­ket.

The Peak (Singapore) - - The Brief -

Even grown-ups have se­cret-agent fan­tasies. Just ask bil­lion­aire in­vestor and Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who snagged the fa­mously (and fic­tion­ally) am­phibi­ous Lo­tus Es­prit used in the 1977 James Bond flick, The Spy Who Loved Me, at an auc­tion last Septem­ber.

Musk plans to turn the film’s sub­ma­rine-sports car into a re­al­ity – but, while we await the ar­rival of that day, we think the Quadski makes a pretty solid al­ter­na­tive. Sure, the brain­child of Amer­i­can com­pany Gibbs Sports Am­phib­ians can’t go un­der wa­ter, but it is the first com­mer­cially avail­able am­phibi­ous per­sonal sports ve­hi­cle that reaches speeds of up to 72kmh on both land and wa­ter.

Pretty im­pres­sive, con­sid­er­ing that no other per­sonal am­phib­ian on the mar­ket has so far ex­ceeded 16kmh on wa­ter. Hav­ing taken it for a test spin, here’s what we think makes the Quadski – soon to be avail­able in Sin­ga­pore – such a great ride.

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