By: Geoff Smith
Picture this very quickly: it is a gorgeous summer day and you are by your favorite lake/river/ocean/body of water, chilling in your truck and enjoying a summer day. You want to go out on the water, but that would require walking to your boat. Who wants to do that? Well, with the WaterCar, there is no need to leave the comfort of the driver’s seat.
That’s right, you can just drive your truck into the water and go. Imagine that for a second? You could literally just, drive into water. It’s not every day you are going to have someone just drive a car into water. No need for a boat, a trailer, gas for the boat, or a dock space. Can I please test drive one of these?
Now, it is not cheap. Roughly 200,000 dollars will get you this beauty. But seriously, look at it. Give me David Beckham money and I would buy one for me and one for every close friend. Yes, it is a little absurd, but seriously, I can’t see an issue with this thing.
Not going to lie, I saw this and was kind of in awe. This mechanism, the WaterCar, is by far one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. It’s frat, it’s gangster, it’s sweet, it’s dope, it’s ill, it is just what I want if I ever hit the lottery.
The company, which you can look into at www.watercar.com, boasts quite the specs for this amphibious vehicle. As they describe it, “it is a hot rod on the water, excess of 60 mph water speeds, and a hot rod on the street, mid 12 second 1/4 mile times and 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds.”
Wow-zer. Built on a modified Dodge Ram truck with a Corvette engine (yes, Corvette), this thing is the ultimate custom ride. The company hand builds every car, allowing you to customize over 60,000 exterior colors, 4,000 interior colors and finishes, down to the exact seat and pedal placement, this thing is built for the owner.
Sure, none of us can afford this during college (can you imagine?), but needless to say, any Campus Socialite should want this pony in their garage when they make it big. Who knows, ask your old man about it. Maybe he’ll buy one and let you use it (yeah, right). For me, I’m just going to add this to the list of things I wish I could buy.