World's fastest amphibious vehicle goes 60mph on water

Get a Corvette engine, rig it up with a Dominator jet pump impeller drive, and then strap it into a floating car, and you get the WaterCar Python, the fastest and highest-performing amphibious vehicle in the world. If zipping over the water at a top speed of 60mph doesn't float your boat, it'll accelerate on land at a neck-snapping 0-to-60 speed of a mere 4.5 seconds.

Now if WaterCar could just streamline this body a bit, because now it looks like a cross between a pickup truck and a Ford Mustang. But we're digging that rear end, which looks just like a Corvette. Oh, and there's one more thing: You'd better be really into water sports, because this quick and versatile machine will set you back a cool $200,000. Video, after the jump:

Via Autoblog