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Alpha Centauri Hydroplane Looks Like A Vessel Batman Would Dig

What you see here is NOT a Bat boat from any Batman movies. It is a Hydroplane from young British boat maker Chris Philips. Called Alpha Centauri Hydroplane, this thing might very be worthy of the Dark Knight’s seafaring vessel. This thing is quick, like super quick and it sounds absolutely like a Chevy on waters. And that’s no surprise because, this 27-foot (8.3 m) watercraft is powered by a 9.4L Chevrolet big block motor that pushes out 750 horses which, with a Scott Jet twin stage sprint jet, enables it to make 60 knots (69 mph or 111 km/h) across the open waters. Continue reading Alpha Centauri Hydroplane Looks Like A Vessel Batman Would Dig

1953 Ferrari Hydroplane ‘Arno XI’

1953 Ferrari Hydroplane 'Arno XI'
(photos: RM Auctions) 1953 Ferrari Hydroplane ‘Arno XI’ | US$auction | www.rmauction.com

already have garages filled with flaming red Ferraris? good. then it’s time to up your love for the prancing horse marque by acquiring this one-of-the-kind 1953 Ferrari Hydroplane ‘Arno XI’. developed by Achille Castoldi in collaboration with Enzo Ferrari, the Arno XI is powered by a Ferrari 375 twin supercharged G.P. 52/1 “Nautico” engine, a maritime version of the 375 that puts out a phenomenal 600 plus horsepower and achieved an astounding world speed record of 241.708 km/h – a record that still holds today. beautifully restored back in 1993, this legendary water-borne Ferrari can be yours when it goes under the hammer at the Monaco sales event organized by RM Auctions. the Monaco sales will be held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco from May 10 through to May 12, 2012. power past the jump for a few more higher-res images. Continue reading 1953 Ferrari Hydroplane ‘Arno XI’