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    sQuba in action.

    Looks like the deal real. Here's a rundown:

    This image, made available by Swiss specialist car maker Rinspeed, in London, Thursday Feb, 14, 2008, shows their new model, the sQuba, which the company claims is the world's first real submersible car, and which will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Rinspeed boss Frank M. Rinderknecht, known for his extraordinary automotive creations, is also a James Bond fan and kept revisiting in his mind, the scene from the 1977 Bond movie "The Spy Who Loved Me". "For three decades I have tried to imagine how it might be possible to build a car that can fly under water. Now we have made this dream come true.", Rinderknecht said. The car, which is stable at a depth of 10 meters, has zero emissions, is driven by three electric motors, and powered by rechargeable Lithium-Ion batteries. (AP Photo/Rinspeed, ho)
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    While cool, this has to be one of the more useless inventions in the recent history of the automobile industry.
      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th 2008
    Yeah--at least give it a top so you don't need scubba gear to use it.
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2008
    This doesn't need to be useful. This is sheer, incredible "I do it because I CAN, and later you'll come back when you need it" inventiveness and I love it. Later when we've built underwater habitats (my chief suspect is Hong Kong at the moment, with a people/space ratio that could drive such expensive development) we'll look at the old designs and go "Maybe this would be handy now."
    • CommentAuthorMathias B
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2008
    Will it come equipped with lasers? That's what I want to know.
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2008
    Man, I can't tell you how many times I've thought, "my car's pretty good, I guess, but I just really wish I could drive it underwater."

    Oy. Completely useless, and I'm sure will be incredibly expensive to boot. This thing is FAIL.