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$40,000 BMW-powered Gibbs Quadski ATV is a badass toy for rich boys

$40,000 BMW-powered Gibbs Quadski ATV is a badass toy for rich boys

Karanvir Singh / Oct 18 2012
The world’s only high-speed Amphibian technology specialists, Gibbs Technologies which in year 2006 delivered the amphibian Quadski, the world’s first high-speed Amphibian Quadbike or All Terrain Bike ‘ATV’, has now commercially introduced the off-roader Quadski. Equipped with engineering delights like powerful BMW Motorrad K1300 engine and retractable wheels, this amphibian vehicle that obliterates the distinction between land and water transportation is scheduled to go on sale for around $40,000 in the United States by this year end. And, the Michigan-based Gibbs Sports Amphibians Inc. hopes to sell the vehicle which is being billed as the first commercially available high-speed amphibious vehicle, worldwide by the year 2014.
$40,000 BMW-powered Gibbs Quadski ATV is a badass toy for rich boys

$40,000 BMW-powered Gibbs Quadski ATV is a badass toy for rich boys
$40,000 BMW-powered Gibbs Quadski ATV is a badass toy for rich boys

 

This 1,300-pound, 10.5 foot long, one-person ride that impressively doubles as a personal watercraft comes equipped with all-terrain tires and four-cylinder, BMW supplied Motorrad K1300 engine that produce 175 hp, can drive up to 45 mph on both water and land, and the transitions between the two in a whip of just few seconds.

$40,000 BMW-powered Gibbs Quadski ATV is a badass toy for rich boys

 

At just the press of a button, the amphibian Quadski’s wheels retract after entering the water and deploy when approaching the land. And, on water the BMW supplied 175-hp engine is coupled with manufacturer Gibbs’ high-tech and patented water jet propulsion system.

$40,000 BMW-powered Gibbs Quadski ATV is a badass toy for rich boys

 

Further, the Quadski’s light weight composite hull, wide track and low center of gravity enable it to provide excellent performance and comfortable ride.

$40,000 BMW-powered Gibbs Quadski ATV is a badass toy for rich boys

 

Notably, the vehicle has been in development by Gibbs for over 15 years, and cost more than $200 million to get to this point of production.

$40,000 BMW-powered Gibbs Quadski ATV is a badass toy for rich boys

The single most advanced piece of Gibbs engineering is the suspension which delivers superb ride and handling on land and retract when on the water.

$40,000 BMW-powered Gibbs Quadski ATV is a badass toy for rich boys

Also, we have earlier seen the Gibbs Technologies’ Aquada which featured a powerful 4-cylinder, 175-hp V6 engine that enable it to reach the speed of 30 mph on water.

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BMW-powered Gibbs Quadski ATV
BMW-powered Gibbs Quadski ATV

Via: OhGizmo/GibbsSports/PopularMechanics

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