The Sea Lion Amphibious Sports Car

 18th May 2012

Amphibious Car

A motoring enthusiast has finished his six year mission to build the amphibious sports car. It can hit 125mph on land and 60mph on water.

The Sea Lion, so-called by inventor Marc Witt, is a bespoke and unique vehicle that can speed across land before flying down piers into the sea, still maintaining a respectable pace as it sails past yachts and boats.

Creator Marc is now ready to cast the car-boat hybrid adrift and this fantastic vehicle/vessel has gone on sale for $259,500.

Finished with stainless steel and aluminium, Marc built the car over the top of a 174mph Mazda Rotary engine, with bodywork capable of functioning as both a road vehicle and a waterproofed vessel. The car is one of 25 vehicles currently competiting for the title of fastest amphibious vehicle.

When Marc started building the car in 2006, his aim was to reach 60mph, ­ beating the water-speed record of 45mph set by another amphibious car. That record has now risen to 60mph by a range of competiting cars ­ although with no official body to rule, many vehicles are claiming the title.

Nonetheless, Marc says that if the next owner upgrades the engine, they can reach even greater speeds both on water, although it is unlikely anyone will beat his land-speed record for an amphibious car of 125mph.

If anyone else is interested in spending years building their very own amphibious car and want to know the right oil or fuel to use - Look no further. WP Group offer the highest quality specialist fuels and lubricants to both the marine and automotive markets, ensuring customers get the best out of their vehicle.

This is an absolutely fantastic vehicle and WP Group are excited to see its completion bringing us increasingly wild creations.

To find out about WP Automotive and its specialist fuel and lubricant services, please contact the Sales Team or call 0800 980 6176.

Notes For Editors

The WP Group, headquartered near Southampton in Hampshire, is a leading independent distributor of fuels and lubricants, with a £160m annual turnover and employing 70 people.

Based at Wessex House, Cadland Road, Hardley, Hythe, WP offers a complete portfolio of products and bespoke service solutions across each of its eight trading divisions - ­ Industrial, Aviation, Agricultural, Heating, Automotive, Commercial, Motorsport and Marine.

WP, located by Fawley Oil Refinery, has a 50-year heritage and is the supplier and support specialist of choice to thousands of businesses.

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