Awkward or Awesome? This Speedboat/Sports Car Never Quite Hit the Big Time

Is that a sports car driving on a lake like a speedboat? Why yes, keen-eyed observer. Yes, it is.

Some experiments never quite make the leap to popularity, and the Gibbs Aquada is an excellent example. Check out this blast from the past with a YouTube vid about the “world’s first High Speed Amphibian,” or HSA.

We’re not sure why this amphibious car needs its own acronym, but it looks pretty cool. According to the video description, the crazy ride is capable of over 100 mph on land and over 30 mph on water.

“Powerful enough to tow a water skier, this radical new breed is a groundbreaking testimony to HSA Technology,” the vid says.

We’ll take your word for it.

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An award-winning journalist and photographer, Andrew McLemore brings more than 14 years of experience to his position as Associate News Editor for Lola Digital Media. Andrew is a musician, climber and traveler who currently lives in Cuenca, Ecuador, which he uses as a home base for adventures throughout the Americas. When he's not writing, playing gigs or exploring the outdoors, he's hanging out with his dog Campana.

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