The GIBBS Quadski is scheduled to go on sale in mid-November at an estimated price of $40,000. Has a BMW engine with 175 hp.
GIBBS says that this is the world’s first high-speed sports amphibian. Developed in the United States, New Zealand and United Kingdom, the Quadski will be produced in Auburn Hills, Michigan at a 54,000-square-foot assembly plant.
It will be capable of reaching speeds of up to 45 mph (72 km/h) on land and water, while the transition between both will be done in approximately five seconds. At the heart of this amphibious vehicle is a BMW Motorrad engine that develops 175 hp (130 kW). By pressing a button the wheels will retract when entering water and after that will deploy when reaching land.
It has a curb weight of 1,300 pounds and comes with a 15-gallon fuel tank. It will be sold with a choice of five colors: black, silver, blue, yellow and red.
The estimated price tag of the GIBBS Quadski is of $40,000. Exact pricing details and further information will be revealed before mid-November when the vehicle goes on sale. The company says that within the next 12 months they will have more than 20 dealerships in the United States.
Additional details are provided in the press release below.