The homemade ‘Sea Lion’ is setting records for street legal vehicle top speeds and, when you’re tired of burning up the streets, you can pull into the local lake and set some speed records there as well.
The ‘Sea Lion’ inventor, Mark Witt, built his brushed aluminum and stainless steel car around a 174hp Mazda rotary engine. That means it can hit a top speed on land of 125 mph and a top speed on the sea of (a whopping!) 65 mph. Plus, Witt says the motor could easily be replaced to give the car even more power on either land or sea.
Witt is hardly the first person to attempt to build an amphibious vehicle. In fact, there are a few on the market right now, all of which have impressive top speeds on land and sea, but nothing quite as fast as the ‘Sea Lion’.
Now that Witt has finished his dream vehicle is ready to put it up for sale with an asking price of $259,500. Along with the vehicle itself, the next owner will also gets Witt’s services as a “consultant, engineer, machinist and psychiatrist for whoever decides to venture further into the amphibious record books.”
Just in case they need it.