It’s a persistent quandry. You know you don’t want to get stuck in traffic in Dubai in 2030 – so what’s the plan? Now you have one, courtesy of Australian graduate student Bei Chen Nan.
It all started so innocently. He was reading an article in Top Gear magazine that lamented the current state of amphibious vehicles. Why can’t you build a cool amphibious vehicle? Yet keep the price under $3-4M.
Bei Chen Nan’s design study for a super-amphibious care – the Amphi-X – is truly visionary. It makes you stop and ponder what is actually possible within the category of amphibious vehicles. Let’s face it – it’s pretty clunky. The future belongs to such dreamers.
According to its creator, the electric powered Amphi-X would reach speeds of more than 260 mph (418 km/h) on land and an average speed of over 90 mph (145 km/h) in water, the same as a modern speed boat.
The Amphi-X is built to seat four people and is made of carbon fibre and aluminium and would be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 in 2.4 seconds. Bei Chen Nan designed the car as part of his final year industrial design project at Monash University in Melbourne.