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sQuba Submersible Sports Car is Also Zero Emission

Swiss-built, battery-powered sQuba emulates the Lotus Esprit from the James Bond film, 'The Spy Who Loved Me'.

Published: 15-Feb-2008

so the Swiss have invented a car that runs on land and underwater. But did they really have to make it a convertible?

It's called the sQuba, and conjures up memories of James Bond's amphibious Lotus Esprit from "The Spy Who Loved Me." That fictional vehicle traveled on land and, when chased by bad guys in a helicopter, plunged into the water and became an airtight submarine - complete with torpedoes and depth charges.

But Q isn't responsible for this one.

The concept car - which, unlike Bond's, is not armed - was developed by Swiss designer Rinspeed Inc. and is set to make a splash at the Geneva Auto Show next month.

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