There have been lots of amphibious vehicles over the years. They may move on both water and road alike. But, most often, weird design and low performance on road make the amphibious vehicles less worthy for drive on land. At the same time, they may be great vehicles for water. The Sea Lion is different here with an impressive body and incredible performance on both road and water. Powered by a 13B Rotary Engine (Mazda) and stainless steel body, the Sea Lion can run 180mph on road and a better 60mph on water.

Front view of Sea Lion
Front view of Sea Lion

Designer M. Witt has taken six years to finish the Sea Lion project. Witt began with a CAD software design and some spreadsheet calculations. It is now an awesome vehicle that you can smoothly drive on road and water. The vehicle is basically constructed from TIG welded 5052 aluminum and other solid CNC milled components. Amazingly, the Sea Lion has a built-in monocoque fused unibody middle section. With detachable side pods and fenders in the front and rear parts, the amphibious vehicle looks far stunning.

Amphibious World Speed Record Competition Vehicle

Amphibious World Speed Record Competition Vehicle

The Sea Lion is manufactured from a single sheet of paper. It is not made borrowing structural components from any other vehicles or equipment. Indeed, with this vehicle in mind, the designer had plans to make it run faster than all previous speed vehicles. Thus, when the project kicked off in 2006, the designer wanted to run it 45mph faster in water 125mph on road. But thanks to the hard work and innovation he could deploy to its development, the car now gets 60mph water speed and 180mph on land.

Rear view of Sea Lion

Rear view of Sea Lion

The builder of Sea Lion says that apart from a huge variety of amphibious cars out in market, the new vehicle has a great stability in water and road speeds. Some existing vehicles do well on land, but bad in water or reverse. But, Sea Lion, especially thanks to its strange design and great innovation, provides faster performance on both water and earth. Well, it might be the major selling point of the hugely priced luxurious amphibious vehicle.

Right side rear view of Sea Lion

Right side rear view of Sea Lion

No surprise, Sea Lion is presently touted as the world’s fastest amphibious land car. With a speed up to 180mph, no other similar vehicles can beat the Sea Lion. It is also looking stunning. An extremely tiny frontal area has a tremendous aerodynamic design. In speed on high ways, no other amphibious vehicles will have the guts to compete with this superb car. The Sea Lion currently runs on a Mazda Rotary 13b, but is upgradeable to a Renesis Rx8 unit engine for enhanced performance.

 

 

 

Amphibious World Speed Record Competition VehicleAmphibious World Speed Record Competition Vehicle

M. Witt is highly enthusiastic of this project. It has been an enjoyable exploration for him to build this amphibious vehicle, the designer says. After providing a basic structural design of a car, he has been resolving all conflicting interactions between a car and boat for an awesome ride both on water and land. The luxurious amphibious car comes for a whopping price of $259,500. Of course, deluxe customers will be lucky to get such a stunning car for a ride on water and land.