Gibbs Technologies shows two amphibian models: Phibian and Humdinga

Article by Christian A., on February 14, 2012

Gibbs Technologies has launched two new high-speed, commercial-grade amphibian vehicles dubbed the Phibian and the Humdinga. The Phibian, a 30-foot-long and almost 12-foot-tall carbon fiber amphibian craft, could travel at highways speeds on land and at over 30 mph (26 knots) on the water. The Phibian could carry up to 15 people, including three crews.

The Phibian is well-designed for first-responder and rescue operations, as it could go from the road to the water in less than 10 seconds with the push of a button.

When on the ground, the Phibian is powered by a twin-turbocharged diesel engine that sends a 500 hp output to the craft’s four wheels. When on the water, the Phibian is powered by a twin jet. The smaller Humdinga, meanwhile, is a 21-foot-long craft that could carry up to seven passengers.

Designed for light-duty patrol and rapid-response situations, the Humdinga is powered by a supercharged V8 with output of 350 hp. Both the Phibian and the Humdinga come with Gibbs’ proprietary High Speed Amphibian technology, which involves suspension, water-propulsion and wheel-retraction design to help in the crafts’ transition from land to sea. Gibbs also offers personal amphibians: the Aquada, a three-seat convertible vehicle, and the Quadski, a personal sports craft.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Niels van Roij Design has revealed a number of new renderings of the company’s upcoming shooting brake. Inspired by the Tesla Model S, this one-off model is scheduled to be...
by - December 12, 2017
Mercedes-Benz has officially released the pricing details of the new 2019 CLS. The base variant is the CLS 350d 4Matic that’s equipped with the inline-six rated engine and comes with...
by - December 12, 2017
In addition to revealing the first images, ARES Design also released new information on its upcoming supercar dubbed as “Project Panther.” The company is aiming for this new model to...
by - December 12, 2017
Mercedes-AMG revealed that it will be unveiling the CLS 53 during the North American International Auto Show in January 2018. This was confirmed by none other than that brand’s very...
by - December 12, 2017
After having recently released teaser images of the new McLaren Senna, the automaker is finally ready to make a proper unveiling. The Senna, which is part of the Ultimate Series,...
by - December 11, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries