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It's straight out of a Bond movie (The Spy Who Loved Me, 1977, to be precise). But the cool thing is, this diving car is real. At last month's Geneva Motor Show, the sQuba – the world's first submersible car – was revealed to the world.

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Unlike military vehicles which can drive into the water and along the sea floor, sQuba can float on water. Then once you crack open its door to let the water in, it sinks and flies underwater at depths of up to 10 meters. The car's occupants breathe through a compressed air tank in the car, but it's roofless, so if something goes wrong it's easy to escape from.

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In addition to all that, sQuba is battery-operated and emission-free. Which is probably good news for fish. Created by Frank M. Rinderknecht of Rinspeed, it's currently a concept car, but keep an eye on the tide next time you're sunbathing. You never know what may emerge from the water. RM

Images: Rinspeed

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  • James

    October 10, 2008

    Love it … I want one especially if it drives on the surface as well!!

  • dcoop

    May 17, 2008

    wow, lotus is letting everyone use their body design.

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