Squba, the first underwater car

Squba by Rinspeed AG, It was a project from a couple of years ago but its first unit has recently been put up for sale for almost 2 million euros. Rinspeed is known as one of the most exclusive concept vehicle manufacturers, captivating people with spectacular design and technology.

If you are wondering what type of vehicle we are talking about, we will tell you that it is the first submersible car that is capable of submerging up to 10 meters deep. On land it is a fairly fast car and in water it reaches a sea speed of less than 3 km/hour.

Meet Rinspeed’s Squba

This very special vehicle has an open cabin for weight and safety reasons. In this way, people submerged along with the vehicle can easily get out in an emergency.

Let’s start by getting to know the terrestrial Squba. A sports car based on a Lotus Elise, with fully elaborated internal parts, which reaches 120 km/hour. It is capable of accelerating from 0 to 80 in 7.1 seconds. An electric car with lithium-ion batteries and three electric motors. It incorporates a complete energy saving system, including a laser system that allows the autopilot.

In the water, the sQuba is driven with two levers.

It has a set of oxygen tanks and pipes necessary for the pair of masks and regulators for the driver and passengers. The vehicle’s occupants breathe thanks to a compressed air tank and regulators similar to those of scuba divers.

Photographs: Rinspeed

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