Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Becoming James Bond

Remember the really cool Lotus driven by James Bond in "The Spy Who Loved Me"? The main feature of the car was the ability to transform into a submarine and once transformed, it could unleash depth charges and smoke screens.

Well now a Swiss company called Rinspeed has given us yet another avenue to act out our James Bond fantasies. Rinspeed has produced a an all-electric car with one motor for land and two to propel it underwater. Sadly a weapons system is not included.

The car has a salt-resistant interior, on-board breathing apparatus which acts much like scuba gear, open cockpit for safety and viewing pleasure, as well as a laser sensor system for driverless motoring.