Amphibious ATV coming soon, but it won't come cheap

Minnesota ATV and Jetski fans are going to love this – a four-wheel, single-rider ATV that at the push of a button converts to a water ride. The Quadski will be available by the end of the year for $40,000 from Michigan-based Gibbs Sports Amphibians Inc., the Associated Press reports.
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Minnesota ATV and Jetski fans – and James Bond – are going to love this futuristic new ride: a four-wheel, single-rider ATV that at the push of a button converts to a water vehicle – it takes about five seconds for the wheels to retract.

The Quadski be available by the end of the year for $40,000 from Michigan-based Gibbs Sports Amphibians Inc., the Associated Press reports.

Manufacturers say it can go 45 on both land and sea. Gibbs is also the force behind the Phibian concept, designed to take up to 15 people from the road and into the water.

Here's a glimpse at the Quadski:

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