Off-Topic CR-V amphibian

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Mike c, Friday 28th Dec, 2012.

  1. Mike c Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Following the DREAM concepts Honda are developing a new vehicle to cope with the ever changing weather due to global warming.
    The new vehicle code named "The Crab" ,will be based upon the new CRV4 and will have a secondary floor pan designed to seal the vehicle and provide the ability to float.
    Designed specifically for the UK market the vehicle will have an automatic sensor which, when a flooded road is encountered, will raise the wheels and employ a rear mounted tiller to provide steering. Drive will be via a set of jets neatly built into the rear of the new floor pan.
    Honda say that they intend to claw their way into the market for this specialist vehicle which has become necessary due to the regularly flooded roads of the UK.
    :Wink:

    Comments guys?!!!!
     
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  2. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    "James Bond !!" :Smile:
     
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  3. Bowler Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Just checked the date, no not April 1st
     
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  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Honda have sufficient exposure in the marine division so propulsion and making a car watertight well come easy to them. However the market for this car will be niche and may cater to emergency services more to jo blogs.

    The biggest concern I have for this type of vehicle is the car insurance will be horrendous and insurance companies may resist such vehicles classing them as high risk. If the insurance companies resist change with these type vehicle then this will remain a concept on paper..
     
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  5. Mike c Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Sorry guys, this is all in my imagination following the horrendous wet weather we have had over Xmas .
    Who knows though, Honda might take the project on board ready for next Xmas ??
    Happy new year to you all
    Mike c
     
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  6. Bowler Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    O you naughty man Mike. Happy new year to you and all
     
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  7. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    You devil I fell for that hook line and sinker!!
     
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  8. Mike c Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Did I tell you the about the Honda 90 that was being developed to turn into a jet ski which was later used as a tug for the QE2!!
    Lol, glad you liked the amphibian story. Be aware I might drop another one into the mix in 2013!!
    Regards
    Mike c
     
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  9. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Keep em coming mate next time I will securitise your posts ..
     
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  10. Mike c Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Oops that sounds painful.!
    Mike c
     
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  11. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Just joking mate :Wink:
     
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