The Amphibious Sports Car - The Sea Lion

 18th May 2012

Amphibious Car

A car enthusiast has completed his six year project to make a new amphibious sports car. It can reach 125mph on land and 60mph on the high seas.

The Sea  Lion, as inventor Marc Witt calls it, is a completely bespoke car that can do 125mph on the roads ­ and then fly down the pier into the water and keep up a respectable speed as it sails past yachts and boats.

The brilliant vehicle/vessel could be yours today for $259,500 as Marc is ready to cast the car-boat hybrid adrift.

Brushed with an aluminium and stainless steel finish, Marc built the car himself over the top of a 174mph Mazda Rotary engine, designing a body which could function as a road vehicle yet be waterproof when hitting the lakes and seas for a spin. The car is one of 25 vehicles currently vying for the title of fastest amphibious vehicle.

When Marc started building the car in 2006, he aimed to reach 60mph to beat ­ beat the water-speed record of 45mph set by an amphibious car. That record has now risen to 60mph by a range of competiting cars ­ although with no official body to rule, many vehicles are claiming the title.

Still, Marc says that if the next owner upgrades his engine, they can reach even greater speeds and land the record themselves, although it is unlikely anyone will top his land-speed record for an amphibious car of 125mph.

If anyone else is interested in spending years building their very own amphibious car and want to know the right oil or fuel to use - Look no further. WP Group offer the highest quality fuels and lubricants to their customers ensuring that they get the best out of their vehicle. Luckily for those of you out there wanting to experiement with an amphibious car, WP are specialists in both Marine and Automotive fuels and lubricants!

This is an absolutely fantastic vehicle and WP Group are excited to see the completion step up, bringing us new wild creations.

To find out about WP Marine and its specialist fuel and lubricant services, please contact the Sales Team or call 0800 980 6176.

Notes For Editors

The WP Group, headquartered near Southampton in Hampshire, is a leading independent distributor of fuels and lubricants, with a £160m annual turnover and employing 70 people.

Based at Wessex House, Cadland Road, Hardley, Hythe, WP offers a complete portfolio of products and bespoke service solutions across each of its eight trading divisions - ­ Industrial, Aviation, Agricultural, Heating, Automotive, Commercial, Motorsport and Marine.

WP, located by Fawley Oil Refinery, has a 50-year heritage and is the supplier and support specialist of choice to thousands of businesses.

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