sQuba is the first real submersible car in the world that can swim like a fish underwater.
It can dive up into 32.8 feet below the surface of the water and can move at dignified 1.8 miles per hour.
sQuba is an electric car that uses rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and 3 electric motors for propulsion. It is a zero-emission car as documented by the rotating license plate in the rear. It produces no exhaust emissions.
The first car that could drive underwater was Quandt’s Amphibicar built in 1968 but only 3, 878 were produced and mostly are still being driven on roads.
Then, Gibbs Technologies came up with Gibbs Aquada in 2004 which it been used to break speed record for crossing the English Channel by Virgin boss, Richard Branson. However, the sQuba seems to be the most exciting car on this day.
To drive on the roads, the sQuba ‘relies on a stainless coil-over suspension from KW automotive and large Pirelli tires mounted on custom-made forged light-weight wheels from AEZ with 17- and 18-inch diameters.
In term of safety, the sQuba has open cockpit so that people can get out easily in cae of an emergency. The occupants of the car have to breathe compressed air through built-in scuba masks.
Technical data :
Length —– 3′785 mm
Width —– 1”940 mm
Height —– 1′117 mm
Wheelbase —– 2?300 mm
Track front —– 1?470 mm
Track rear —– 1?520 mm
Ground clearance —– 130 mm
Empty weight —– approx. 920kg
Top speed —– > 120 km/h
Acceleration 0-80 km/h —– 7.1 sec
Water speed —– > 6 km/h
Under water speed —– > 3 km/h
Dive depth —– 10 m
Street —– Electric
Power output —– max. 54 kW at 4′500 /min
Torque —– 160 NM at 1′500 /min
Water - Stern propellers —– Electric
Power output —– 2 x 800 W
Diving - bow jet drives —– Electric
Power output —– 2 x 3.6 kW Rotinor
Batteries —– Lithium-Ionen
Voltage —– 6 x 48 Volt
Power train —– Rear wheel drive
Gearbox —– R - N - F
Chassis —– Steel
Body panels —– Carbon Nano Tubes
Seating capacity —– 2
Front suspension —– Double wishbone
Rear suspension —– Double wishbone
Dampers/springs —– KW automotive
Steering —– Rack & pinion
Front tyres —– Pirelli P Zero 205/40 R17
Front wheels —– AEZ 7.5 x 17″
Rear tyres —– Pirelli P Zero 225/40 R18
Rear wheels —– AEZ 8 x 18″
Air supply —– 1 x 15 liter + 1 x 18 liter ScubaPro
Laser scanner —– Ibeo
Lubricants —– Motorex
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