Designer and fabrication of innovative, one-of-a-kind vehicles Rick Dobbertin unveils his newest creation with the HydroCar, a unique prototype design that blends sports car aesthetics and a boat into one, suited for both land and water.

A project that took ten years to create and at a cost in excess of one million USD, according to Worldwide Auctioneers, the HydroCar can morph into a boat or car within seconds. When it enters water, its fenders are lower by nearly eight inches to become full-length sponsons. The vehicle is equipped with a Chevrolet engine, producing 762 horsepower, which powers the rollo six-blade stainless steel propeller. Then, on ground, it functions with front-wheel drive, along with stainless steel brakes and suspension for the front and rear axles.

In terms of its design, the HydroCar's exterior finish is inspired by the 2006 Corvette in "Velocity Yellow," while boasting an angular profile to highlight its sleek and aggressive aesthetic. The central body section of the vehicle is a space frame and roll bar, built from 304 grade stainless-steel.

Meanwhile, the interior is designed like a cockpit, featuring forty-five control switches, sixteen LED monitoring systems, twenty-five VDO gauges and three hydraulic levers, which control the movement of the sponsons, axles and wheel-well doors. Additionally, a custom built trailer completes the unique vehicle.

While it is fully functional, it's noted that this prototype is intended for a static display of incredible innovative engineering. For more details and to bid on the vehicle, offered without a reserve price, click the bar below.

In other design news, Triumph’s T100 gets a futuristic “Power Street” custom makeover.

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