The Spy Who Loved Me

For reasons beyond my immediate comprehension but which turned out to be quite serendipitous, I was reading Mad Mariner boating magazine, and came across a blog entry about one of my top ten most favoritest subjects: boats that can fly under water. Observe: On land, an ordinary $300,000 automobile. But when submerged in water, it transforms into the sQuba.

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Apparently some exceedingly rich Swede decided to take a crack at building the car from the 1977 James Bond film “The Spy Who Loved Me”, starring the dashing if wrinkled Roger Moore. The Rinspeed sQuba doesn’t just skim the surface of the water like a buick strapped to two jet-skis, it “flies” under water, and you and your lovely travelling companion have to use scuba air tanks installed in the car because of the open top. The primary benefit of the open top, of course, is the equalized pressure, so you can unfasten your seatbelt, grab your harpoon, and chase down some Octopussy.

.: Rinspeed

I have only one thought a la the recent Cadillac commercials on TV. Picture Kate Walsh (Addison from Grey’s Anatomy): “When you get your car wet, does it return the favor?”

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