The Quadski: Travel The Land or Water

This is the first retractable wheel vehicle that movies made you drool after. Set that bar higher while you raise your standards to match this amazing piece of technology that will redefine your idea of hardcore fun.

The world’s first high-speed sports amphibian — the GIBBS Quadski — will go on sale in the United States next month.

The dream of two visionary entrepreneurs, years of development work in the United States, New Zealand and the U.K., and millions of research dollars, the GIBBS high-speed amphibian will be produced at a 54,000-square-foot assembly plant in Auburn Hills, Mich.

An entirely new form of transportation for U.S. consumers, the Quadski is capable of reaching speeds of 45 mph on both land and water and transitions between both in five seconds or less.

The Quadski is equipped with a 175-horsepower BMW Motorrad engine and transmission. With the press of a button, its wheels retract when entering the water and deploy when approaching land.