WikiWirral Wirral's Biggest Online Forum
Forum Stats
12223 Members
65 Forums
72734 Topics
980344 Posts
78 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
98 registered (11kendo, 17 invisible), 1483 Guests and 212 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
On-street parking charges dropped 414
Ceiling needs smoothing 351
TS Indefatigable 291
Patio work 255
Hezballah 228
Sea Shepherd 212
vet fees 207
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead 91
Re sizing 79
Am I missing something ? 63
New General Forums
Am I missing something ?
by dizdazdoz
16th Feb 2017 12:46pm
Valentines Day---Help From The Ladies
by fish5133
10th Feb 2017 7:35pm
Happy BirthdaY
by Vanmanone
10th Feb 2017 2:51am
Warning!!!
by muzzy2
9th Feb 2017 9:09am
New Wirral History
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead
by yoller
19th Feb 2017 7:53pm
TS Indefatigable
by granny
18th Feb 2017 3:32pm
RIP : Chris Kay
by granny
31st Aug 2016 9:25am
Children's home on the Overchurch
by xleahx
26th Apr 2011 7:01pm
Stanlow Abbey
by ghostly1
4th Dec 2008 10:09pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
Changes to bin collections
by joeblogs
TS Indefatigable
by granny
11:12 PM
Missing
by granny
11:10 PM
Samick Greg Bennett UK50 Ukulele
by j_demo
09:24 PM
Stanlow Abbey
by techgran
09:07 PM
2x Brit Floyd tickets 3rd March City entrance
by ambersmum
06:35 PM
Sherwood 2x30W amp with phono - £35; other hifi
by montyz
04:09 PM
vet fees
by starakita
03:48 PM
Lobbying the council
by diggingdeeper
03:29 PM
February
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by venice
19th Feb 2017 12:19pm
Wirral TUC Meeting re Update on Wallasey CLP Suspe
by RUDEBOX
13th Feb 2017 8:50pm
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#206751 - 14th Feb 2008 2:11pm You too can drive like Bond
jonno40 Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 7th Jan 2008
Posts: 1234
Loc: wirral
A car design team are bringing back memories of a famous scene from a James Bond movie by producing a car that can travel under water.

In the 007 film The Spy Who Loved Me, Roger Moore as Bond was seen driving a car that doubled as a boat.

The scene was shot using animation, but more than 30 years later Swiss company Rinspeed has come up with a concept car - the sQuba.

The sQuba, to be displayed at next month's Geneva Motor Show, is an open-topped sports car that can go over land, above the waves and even under the water to a depth of 10 metres.

Rinspeed took a sports car and replaced the engine with several electric motors. Three motors are located in the back of the vehicle, with one providing propulsion on land and the other two driving the screws for underwater motoring.

Once under water, the car occupants' breathing air comes from an integrated tank of compressed air similar to that used by scuba divers.

The company claims that the car is not only revolutionary but extremely "green" as well. It is a zero-emission vehicle and has a salt water-resistant interior.

Rinspeed boss Frank Rinderknecht, 52, who is a keen James Bond fan, said: "For three decades I have tried to imagine how it might be possible to build a car that can fly under water. Now we have made this dream come true.

"It is undoubtedly not an easy task to make a car watertight and pressure resistant enough to be manoeuvrable under water. The real challenge, however, was to create a submersible car that moves like a fish in water."

He went on: "For safety reasons, we have built the vehicle as an open car so that the occupants can get out quickly in an emergency. With an enclosed cabin, opening the door might be impossible."

_________________________
It all makes perfect sense expressed in dollars and cents ,pound shillings and pence

Top
National News : Advertising
Click me for more Information......

* * * Dentwiz : Paintless Dent Repair * * *
Now Advertise with WikiWirral.
WikiWirral stats 35,000 Page Views a Day +500 Search Engines.. Click Me
#206753 - 14th Feb 2008 2:15pm Re: You too can drive like Bond [Re: jonno40]
StuyMac Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 24th Nov 2003
Posts: 12002
Loc: Wirralshire
So, it goes underwater, but its an open top car think

Do the occupants have to wear goggles and breath through tubes / masks?
_________________________


What If There Were No Hypothetical Questions?

Top
#206754 - 14th Feb 2008 2:18pm Re: You too can drive like Bond [Re: StuyMac]
jonno40 Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 7th Jan 2008
Posts: 1234
Loc: wirral
Originally Posted By: StuyMac
So, it goes underwater, but its an open top car think

Do the occupants have to wear goggles and breath through tubes / masks?


Once under water, the car occupants' breathing air comes from an integrated tank of compressed air similar to that used by scuba divers.
_________________________
It all makes perfect sense expressed in dollars and cents ,pound shillings and pence

Top
#206756 - 14th Feb 2008 2:22pm Re: You too can drive like Bond [Re: jonno40]
StuyMac Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 24th Nov 2003
Posts: 12002
Loc: Wirralshire
Yeah, I read that, but if its not an enclosed cabin how does it get from tank to moulth think

An enclosed cabin, like the Lotus in the Bond film would be really cool, but this just sounds like a soft top that goes underwater with some scuba tanks strapped to it.

....for a start you'd get wet


Edited by StuyMac (14th Feb 2008 2:25pm)
_________________________


What If There Were No Hypothetical Questions?

Top
#206757 - 14th Feb 2008 2:28pm Re: You too can drive like Bond [Re: StuyMac]
StuyMac Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 24th Nov 2003
Posts: 12002
Loc: Wirralshire
It appears to be based on a Lotus Elise (at least they stuck with the Lotus Theme) and, yes, you do get wet frown

Pics link
_________________________


What If There Were No Hypothetical Questions?

Top
#206769 - 14th Feb 2008 4:15pm Re: You too can drive like Bond [Re: StuyMac]
jonno40 Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 7th Jan 2008
Posts: 1234
Loc: wirral
very wet lol
_________________________
It all makes perfect sense expressed in dollars and cents ,pound shillings and pence

Top
#206770 - 14th Feb 2008 4:25pm Re: You too can drive like Bond [Re: jonno40]
Civic_Coupe_Sean Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 12th Oct 2006
Posts: 2667
Loc: Wirral
You would have to drive round in a wet suit just incase you wanted to go for a paddle raftl

Top
#206801 - 14th Feb 2008 5:59pm Re: You too can drive like Bond [Re: Civic_Coupe_Sean]
Cali_16v Offline
Wiki Guide

Registered: 17th May 2004
Posts: 6261
Loc: Birkenhead
Go idea, shame about the final product
_________________________



Top
#206842 - 14th Feb 2008 7:54pm Re: You too can drive like Bond [Re: Cali_16v]
placidmaster Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 1st Feb 2008
Posts: 1188
Loc: Lyon/Newcastle/Paris/Cape Town
so even if its pi++ing it down on land you get wet, i think i will have to rush out and buy one and even install my betamax video in it as well, what a rip roaring sucess this is gonna be
_________________________
All hail the posting King and thou Wiki Wirral Bumper sticker will be displayed with pride

Top
#206999 - 15th Feb 2008 8:35am Re: You too can drive like Bond [Re: placidmaster]
StuyMac Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 24th Nov 2003
Posts: 12002
Loc: Wirralshire
Originally Posted By: placidmaster
install my betamax video


omg Its been a while since I heard the word "Video" - even longer since it was in the same sentence as "Betamax" raftl
_________________________


What If There Were No Hypothetical Questions?

Top
#207010 - 15th Feb 2008 9:58am Re: You too can drive like Bond [Re: StuyMac]
placidmaster Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 1st Feb 2008
Posts: 1188
Loc: Lyon/Newcastle/Paris/Cape Town
bit like the word tape player in a car, isnt that right sean lol, sorry could not resist, he cant hear me anyway due to the back speakers humming, someone give the lad a cd player lol
_________________________
All hail the posting King and thou Wiki Wirral Bumper sticker will be displayed with pride

Top

Moderator:  Mod 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
vet fees
by eggandchips
12:01 AM
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead
by yoller
19th Feb 2017 7:53pm
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by paxvobiscum
18th Feb 2017 9:19pm
Patio work
by steamfan
18th Feb 2017 3:45pm
TS Indefatigable
by granny
18th Feb 2017 3:32pm
For Sale & Free
Samick Greg Bennett UK50 Ukulele
by j_demo
09:24 PM
2x Brit Floyd tickets 3rd March City entrance
by ambersmum
06:35 PM
Sherwood 2x30W amp with phono - £35; other hifi
by montyz
04:09 PM
Gaming pc
by Cjoshea
18th Feb 2017 9:47pm
ESCHENBACH Illuminated Magnifiers
by buddy
15th Feb 2017 1:12pm
Featured Member
Registered: 23rd Oct 2012
Posts: 55
Newest Members
CliveK, vonny, Vkj530, SunsetP, RachelBinns
12223 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by paxvobiscum
18th Feb 2017 9:19pm
Patio work
by steamfan
18th Feb 2017 3:45pm
Ceiling needs smoothing
by yr20405
15th Feb 2017 1:52am
Info? Bill Dobson, Photographer, Martins Bank
by diggingdeeper
13th Feb 2017 12:10pm
War Museum
by missmahjong
12th Feb 2017 1:24pm
News : New Topics
Hezballah
by venice
17th Feb 2017 11:15am
On-street parking charges dropped
by oldpm01
15th Feb 2017 9:10am
Thousands raised for children of cancer couple.
by fish5133
13th Feb 2017 3:01pm
Lost ladies Swarovski watch
by spider
13th Feb 2017 10:36am
M53 closed in both directions between J2 and J3
by diggingdeeper
9th Feb 2017 10:00pm
New Enthusiast Forums
vet fees
by eggandchips
12:01 AM
Sea Shepherd
by venice
16th Feb 2017 1:06pm
Sounds of the Sixties
by paxvobiscum
11th Feb 2017 8:53pm
Hospital
by cools
10th Feb 2017 9:53am
X Box One S
by rossie
9th Feb 2017 8:56am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Tue 7:16am
Sunset Tue 5:35pm
Local Time Tue 8:04am
WikiWirral Can . . . .
Advertising Click me
To Advertise with
Wikiwirral Click Me