• Oct 8, 2009

WaterCar Python - Click above for high-res image gallery

If you thought that the amphibious Fiat we told you about last month would be a hoot, but you longed for more power than that car's 850 cc four-banger could provide, then maybe this is the vehicle for you. Billed as "THE WORLD'S FASTEST, HIGHEST PERFORMING AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLE EVER DESIGNED AND BUILT," this is the WaterCar Python. Whether on water or on land, it is one quick ride. Weighing 3,800 pounds, the modified Corvette powerplant can propel it from a standstill to 60 mph in a claimed 4.5 seconds on its way through the quarter in the mid-12s. Not bad for a boat that has all of the aerodynamic goodness of a Dodge Ram. Appropriately, the car's motive force is honored in the styling of the rear fascia. Seeing the Corvette tail on this beast reminds us of the Ferrari-powered regatta racer in One Crazy Summer, except this one is still roadworthy.

When you decide that you want to take to the waves, a Dominator Jet provides the propulsion and allows a top speed of 60 mph! That is damn fast for a boat, especially one that is highway-capable as well. Heck, you can even open the doors while out on the water. The interior features two captain's chairs up front and a wraparound bench in back so you can share all of the amphibious fun with a half dozen of your closest friends. For a base price of $200,000, WaterCar will build you a Python to your exact specs, with your choice of aluminum Corvette LS motors, exterior and interior colors, and even a custom-tailored pedal and shifter placement. Bikinis are optional.

Check out the huge high-res gallery below and follow the jump for a video of the Python in action.



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      • 5 Years Ago
      Not sure I care for the Corvette rear end, but otherwise awesome!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I was looking through their website and saw that the Python's available with an LS9... Oh boy, would that be sweet...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Dear Autoblog:

      Your image galleries are still defective despite constant complaints from members for several months now. Please fix them =)
        • 5 Years Ago
        Most of the issues we've been hearing about the galleries relate to the users' computers more than our system. The one exception relates to the preview gallery thumbnails, which still don't link to the corresponding image. We apologize and expect the development team to have a fix soon. The images can still be chosen from the main gallery thumbs.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The movie is not Better Off Dead, but One Crazy Summer.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Two words: Spy Hunter.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ive seen it in person. In Havasu,AZ and in Long Beach, CA at the circle boat races.

      Its ugly, the owner drives it like an ass. No respect when people are trying to launch boats. He drives right down the ramp into the water and makes a huge wake with his jet pump.

      Corvett, Dodge, Porsche. Its not his first creation, and probably not his last.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why the Dodge/Chevy Frankenstinmobile? Why not use Silverado body components, or helll why not Corvette body?? I don't get why they combine a Ram with Vette power. Drop a Hemi in that thing!

      But, it looks pretty cool!
      • 5 Years Ago
      It was "One Crazy Summer", not Better off Dead. Oh, how I miss the comic stylings of the Bobcat.
        • 5 Years Ago
        That's what I thought. Still a John Cusack movie, though.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Here in Brasil we have a tv program called "Auto Esporte", and they have maked a report with that car, and he's has broken during the filmings! Very Funny! Watch here!
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m54zqRWWvcQ
      • 5 Years Ago
      Am I the only person to realize that a python is NOT an amphibious animal? Stupid name, nice boat.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'd like a classier version of this. I think I read about an Aston or a Triumph that was converted like this. It's a cool concept for someone with means who has a place on a lake. I wonder--is the hull an inflatable bladder? That's how I would consider building it.

      Also, great One Crazy Summer reference. I love that movie.
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