2017 WATERCAR PANTHER PRODRIVE - AMPHIBIOUS CAR

KEY FACTS

  • A thrilling amphibious machine, which can transform from Jeep-inspired car to a jetdrive-powered speedboat in seconds.
  • Mounted at the rear is a 3.7-litre Honda SOHC V6 with VTEC, producing 305hp and 274lb-ft of torque, driving the rear wheels via a four-speed manual gearbox, or powering the jetdrive via a power take-off.
  • The WaterCar Panther is renowned as the fastest amphibious car in the world, capable of approximately 80mph on ground and 44mph on water, so it can easily tow a water skier or towable inflatables.
  • While initially built in 2017 and first registered in the UK in April that year, this Panther has been upgraded by Prodrive and made compliant to current road traffic regulations.

EQUIPMENT AND FEATURES

  • The Panther features a custom lightweight steel chassis, with fibreglass for the body and hull, which also incorporates composite material for extra strength. The hull is also filled with closed-cell styrofoam for buoyancy.
  • There are hydraulically retractable wheels fitted with off-road tyres and a high ground clearance to access places that a boat and trailer simply could not.
  • It can be converted from road car to speedboat, and the power coupling swapped from the manual transaxle to the jetdrive, in around 10 seconds with the touch of a button.
  • There are adjustable trim tabs to change the running angle when in boat guise plus automatic bilge pumps and marine lighting.
  • It has an adjustable fabric roof, plus a Bluetooth-enabled Fusion stereo.
  • The vehicle has been finished in the custom hue of Ocellus Teal from the Aston Martin colour palette, complementing a cream leather upholstery with black vinyl dash and grey carpets.
  • In order to meet UK road regulations and IVA compliance, as well as to improve performance, the Panther has been fitted with several upgrades by Prodrive. These include revised brake frictional components, new brake hydraulic routing and a master cylinder upgrade, revisions to the seat mounting and security, and an updated dashboard layout and cabin re-trim.
  • The vehicle now has UK-compliant front, rear, and side lighting, plus additional engine cooling capability, and a custom stainless steel twin exhaust system with marine water cooling helix.
  • It comes with the V5 registration document, WaterCar operating and maintenance instructions, plus full service records as carried out by Prodrive.

CONDITION

  • There is no bodywork damage.
  • Its paintwork is in excellent condition following a full respray in the custom Aston Martin hue.
  • The interior is also in superb order, with no damage or wear, and with space for four occupants including the driver.
  • There are no known electrical or mechanical faults.
  • The first MOT test was on 12 April 2021 at 453 miles, which resulted in a first-time pass with no advisories or defects whatsoever. The Panther is entirely road legal.
  • It was also given a fresh service in late April 2021 at 550 miles by Prodrive.

SUMMARY

This WaterCar Panther enhanced by Prodrive is a remarkable dual-purpose machine, which makes for a capable ‘soft roader’ with impressive outright pace, as well as a perfectly usable speedboat capable of up to 44mph on the water. For someone seeking the ultimate leisure toy, there can be few things more exciting than your own amphibious car.

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Car Overview

  • 514 miles
  • manual
  • RHD
  • Blue
  • Cream
  • 3.7L
  • VIN1WTPD00015HA00001


Lot Overview

  • private Sale
  • Banbury, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Seller

  • hgr

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