(photos: GIBBS AMPHIBIANS) GIBBS AMPHIBIANS PHIBIAN | US$tba | www.gibbstech.com
let’s get it straight: we all know amphibious vehicles and we also know that they ain’t made for speed, both in or out of the water but the PHIBIAN by GIBBS AMPHIBIANS begs to differ. touted as the largest wheeled High Speed Amphibian ever developed, it is capable of highway speeds on land and in excess of 48 km/h (30 mph or equivalent to 26 knots) on water, while ferrying up to 1,500 kg of cargo or 15 passengers. it is equipped with a 500 horsepower (368 kW) twin turbo diesel engine for road duties and a twin jet drives propel it through the water. together with virtues like high ground clearance, steep approach and departure angles, and selectable 4WD, makes this rolling boat a true all-terrain machine. perfect for first responders and rescue but if you have an insanely huge bank account, we don’t see why it couldn’t be your next ride for your hunting or fishing trip. hit the jump for a gallery (and a video) of the PHIBIAN.