Cool Fusion

By The Editors
November 2, 2012 9:00 am
Cool Fusion

In theory, a hybrid invention should be equal to or greater than its parts, but in reality, we get the toaster oven. The Prius. Sharktopus.

What, you’ve never heard of Sharktopus? Well hear of this: the GIBBS Quadski, a futuristic fusing of jet-ski and all-terrain vehicle, finally available for purchase right now.


Developed over 15 years (hey, the future takes time), the Quadski is the world’s first high-speed amphibious vehicle, capable of reaching 45 MPH on both land and sea … or four times the normal rate of any commercial land/sea hybrid.

The unit’s 175 HP BMW Motorrad engine and six-speed transmission let you dig off roads and zip the lakeshore, and the Transformer-like shift between the two is damn near Bond-ian: with the press of one button, the Quad’s wheels can retract or deploy, in just five seconds.


The Quadski’s available this month at Gibbs dealers nationwide, though they’re not technically “street legal,” and you’ll be restricted to off-road adventures.

But where else are you going to meet Sharktopus?

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