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Company Trying to Make Classic Cars Into Boats!

2022-01-10

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Author: Coleman Molnar - www.driving.ca

Imagine a Volkswagen camper van that you can take out on the lake. Or a Jaguar E-Type that could be used to sail across the bay to the beach and back again, top down.  

A new company appropriately called Floating Motors wants to make imaginary machines — like the ones previously mentioned — a reality. And while it's not done any boat building just yet, it has released a gallery of computer renderings that, despite their relatively low resolution, do the trick of creating some watery wanderlust. 

A joint venture between Italian boat-maker Jet Capsule and Lazzarini Design Studio, Floating Motors is planning a fleet of floating classics including the familiar forms of the Porsche 550 Spyder, original Fiat 500, Mini, and aforementioned Jag and VW). That is, just as soon as you and a few hundred others decide to invest. 

For a US$35,000 investment, for example, you could become a full "partner," receiving one of the "La Dolce" models (when it's built), which is the 12-foot by 6-foot, two-passenger, entry-level Fiat 500 model. Or you could just "donate" US$1,000 to get $5,000 off a model of your choice (again, when it's built). 

Note that these are not amphibious cars, rather full on boats that will, according to the brand, "deliver a unique and original water vehicle, respecting the original spirit of the vehicle." All proposed models range in size from 9.8 feet to 24.6 feet and will float one of three ways: with a classic boat hull, a catamaran-style twin hull, or hydrofoil. 

We're not going to hold our breath waiting for this cool idea to come to fruition, but will certainly celebrate it when and if it does. 

Source: https://driving.ca/auto-news/entertainment/this-company-wants-to-remake-classic-cars-for-the-open-water

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