Is it a boat? Is it a Jeep? It's the world's fastest amphibious car!
California-based WaterCar has created the world's fastest amphibious machine that can transform from Jeep-like land vehicle to all-out speedboat in just 15 seconds.> Dubbed the Panther, the speedy watercraft can reach speeds of up to 45mph on the wet stuff, enough to rival many speedboats.
It achieves this incredible feat with a custom made 3.7-litre V6 engine, fibreglass hull and lightweight chromoly steel chassis.
The meaty Acura-sourced V6 engine produces around 300bhp, meaning the Jeep-esque chassis can easily hit 80mph on land, more than enough to cruise the low-speed Californian streets of its birthplace.
To drive on water, the driver must be travelling at around 15mph, the gear-selector must be set to neutral, a switch flicked to transfer power to 'jet drive' and the wheels hydraulically lifted.
Prices starts at around £50,000 for a rolling chassis – a sort of kit-car that can be assembled at home – and increase to just shy of £90,000 for a fully-functioning Panther, complete with engine.
Customers can also part with around £70,000 for a Panther without an engine, presumably so petrolheads can 'do a Clarkson' and insert a monster V12 for increased "poooooooower".
WaterCar partner Fred Selby, 66, said: "The Panther is equally at home on the land or sea.
"You can leave the highway behind thanks to its long travel off-road suspension and travel in the water courtesy of the panther jet.
"And do all this with the security of knowing you are surrounded by a state of the art revolutionary designed composite body."
Watch the Panther in action below but beware, it's all very American and cheesy.