Every day, we see hundreds of vehicles roaming the busy road to transport people from one point to another. As the years go by, these vehicles continue to improve as researchers and car makers come up with fresh and brand-new ideas to improve the automobile industry.
Today cars do not only transport people, but some of them also provide extraordinary purposes. Philkose.com has prepared a short list of vehicles with extraordinary purposes.
1. Magellano Edition 1
If you want to travel anywhere in style and feel the same comfort as if you’re home, then the Magellano Edition 1 is the perfect travel car. It is a very luxurious motorhome built by Michael Ebner.
This vehicle has two-axle and 6.10 meters wheelbase that can reach 10.60 meters at its maximum length, 3.99 meters in height and 2.50 meters width. It’s magnified by its two slide-out sections.
Even so, this Magellano Edition 1 can only seat 4 people. In the cockpit, there are 2 pivoting chairs and another 2 behind. In all rooms, the minimum headroom is 1.95 meters.
If you want to travel anywhere in style and feel the same comfort as if you’re home, then the Magellano Edition 1 is the perfect travel car
This vehicle is made of 50-millimeter thick fiberglass sandwich panels. However, the real luxury lies inside the vehicle. Inside, you’ll see a U-shaped eating space that can accommodate 8 people. This table can also be converted into a bed, but no need for it because the cab also has an electric lift bed measuring 2.50 by 1.540 meters.
It also comes with bedroom double-bed measuring 1.80 by 2.00 meters. This motorhome also has a bathroom complete with toilet, sink, and shower. A home is not complete without a kitchen, and the Magellano 1 motorhome also have one.
There’s a 180-liter refrigerator measuring 2.60 meters, a 70-liter freezer, two gas burners stove, microwave and a grill with a countertop made of marble.
The Magellano 1 does not disappoint when offering comfort inside the cabin because it comes two air conditioners, floor heating and several electric heaters that even the basement and the rear garage has one. Another amazing part is the automatic stairway complete with light.
This motorhome also has a bathroom complete with toilet, sink, and shower
In addition, it also comes with an outdoor shower, washable walls and waterproof floors. Wait, there’s more! This motorhome also has an onboard generator powered by diesel and 7 kilowatts batteries, Bose sound system, LED lights in its interior, 2 large flat-screen TV with satellite, alarm system, internet access, defibrillator and gas detector. A real home with wheels!
2. Terrafugia Transition
Another car with extraordinary purpose is the Terrafugia Transition. It’s a roadable light sport airplane. Yes, a car and a plane! This carbon-fiber transition is projected to have 425 NMI flight range using either the 100LL avgas or automotive premium grade gasoline.
The flying speed of the Terrafugia Transition is 93 kN. The equipment used in this vehicle is Dynon Skyview glass panel avionics system, optional autopilot, and airframe parachute.
Under normal traffic, it can run up to 110 kilometers per hour or 70 miles/hour on the road. It is also carefully designed for it to fit inside a standard garage. The folded dimension of the Transition is 6 feet 8 inches in height, 7 feet 6 inches in width and 18 feet 9 inches long.
The Terrafugia Transition is a roadable light sport airplane.
This amazing vehicle allows you to have two travel modes on a single vehicle. It brings the flying car to reality. It can seat two people and can easily be converted from drive mode into flight mode in less than one minute by just a push of a button.
But in order to drive a Terrafugia Transition, you need to acquire both the driver’s license and sports pilot certificate.This flying car was originally unveiled a decade ago, but will now be for sale late this year 2019. The prices are yet to be released.
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3. Rinspeed sQuba
If the Transition is for the land and air, the Rinspeed sQuba is both for land water. The Rinspeed sQuba is the first car in the world which can be operated on land and underwater. It is developed by Rinspeed, a Swiss company.
According to Frank M. Rinderknecht, founder, and CEO of Rinspeed, the sQuba was inspired by the film, The Spy Who Loved Me in 1977, with James Bond as its lead character. The chassis used as the base of the sQuba is from the Lotus Elise.
The sQuba is an all-electric, zero-emission vehicle that uses 3 electric motors; 1 for the land drive and the other 2 for water travel. It uses rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. On land, it is powered by the vehicle’s electric rear-wheel drive powertrain.
On the water, it first hovers on the water's surface and when the operator signals the interior, it will submerge. It can go down to 10 meters or 33 feet of water depth. Underwater, it is powered by its two electric-powered propellers boost by 2 Seabob water jets.
It is not intended to be driven on the bottom part of the water, but rather, it flies underwater like that of a submarine. On land, the car’s maximum speed is 120 km per hour while underwater, it has a top speed of 3 kilometers per hour. It can also be driven on the surface of the water with a top speed of 6 kilometers per hour.
The Rinspeed sQuba is the first car in the world which can be operated on land and underwater.
The sQuba can transport 2 people – the driver and a passenger. It has an open cockpit designed to allow for both of the passengers to easily break out the vehicle in cases of emergency. Underwater, this vehicle also allows passengers to breathe air carried in the sQuba through the scuba-style driving regulators.
The interior of the car is also salt and water resistant; therefore, it can also be driven in the ocean. In addition, the sQuba is furnished with a laser sensor system created by Ibeo, a manufacturer of autonomous cruise control. This laser sensor system allows autonomous operation in the vehicle.
The Rinspeed sQuba was first introduced to the public at the Geneva Motor Show dated March 16, 2008.
Underwater, this vehicle also allows passengers to breathe air carried in the sQuba through the scuba-style driving regulators
Researcher and inventors continue to make amazing upgrades on the automobile industry. They’ve already created amazing vehicles with extraordinary purposes just like the vehicles given above. Today, cars do not only transport people by land, but they also transport people in extraordinary ways.
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