THE GIBBS AQUADA

Over the years, we've let go of most of our boyhood dreams: jet packs, hover boards, threesomes. But thanks to U.K.-based Gibbs Technologies Ltd., the amphibious car is one we can hold on to.

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Over the years, we've let go of most of our boyhood dreams: jet packs, hover boards, threesomes. But thanks to U.K.-based Gibbs Technologies Ltd., the amphibious car is one we can hold on to. On land, the company's Aquada looks like an Italian roadster and reaches speeds in excess of 100 mph. Pull up to the water's edge, though, and depth sensors trigger retraction of the vehicle's wheels. Within 12 seconds you're skimming over the surface at up to 35 mph, courtesy of a massive water jet. The Aquada will sell for around $85,000 when it hits the market in 2009 or 2010, and it's durable enough to handle salt water and powerful enough to tow a water-skier. Just cut him loose before hitting the highway. Ian Daly

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