A recent make of amphibious car // An aquatic car (WaterCar)

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A recent make of amphibious car

Remember the amphibious car James Bond drove into the sea and turned into a submarine at the flick of a switch? Or the Cuban taxi that illegal immigrants converted into a boat to take them to America? Well these days, a floating car is something you could very well see as you cruise the ocean. There are now around half a dozen car-boats on the market, including a sports car, plus plenty of homemade waterwheels on the loose.

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