We all know that the Toyota Land Cruiser is one of the world’s finest 4x4s.
They are perfectly capable at everything – from traversing the arid deserts of Africa to ferrying politicians to ‘meetings’ with ‘non-government organizations.’
And although a Land Cruiser can go through some deep water, like any other vehicle, too much of it will drown the engine.
Not this one.
Made by Dutch Amfibious Transport (DAT), which also makes amphibious buses, the Amphicruiser is a Land Cruiser-based vehicle that will merrily swim, at the press of a button, through any body of water at up to 13 km/h. It’s pretty good on land too, capable of everything an ordinary 4×4 can do.
The Amphicruiser is powered by a 4.2-liter, straight-six petrol engine from, guess what, a Toyota Land Cruiser.
And to keep the passengers from communing with aquatic life, the doors are kept water-tight with inflatable seals and the body is made of stainless steel.
“The Amphicruiser is not only the most popular vehicle we make, but it’s the easiest to implement in any situation,” DAT co-founder Dirk-Jan de Jong told gizmag in an interview.
“The Amphicruiser is something that you can run anywhere, it has a lot of purposes, not only recreationally. We have a lot of enquiries for it, there’s a lot going to Dubai.”
If you’re interested in one, you’ll need to hand over €130,000 (or about Php 8 million) for a 2-door convertible, while the fully equipped, 4-door SUV is €180,000 (or a little over Php 11 million).
There are even versions for the military and emergency services.
Watch the Amphicruiser go literally anywhere in the video below.
(With a report from gizmag)