Underwater car for today's James Bond.

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The Swiss have already invented an amphibious car--hydroplaning on water and racing on land--and now they've come up with a not-so-basic submarine.

Swiss designer Rinspeed Inc. unveiled its latest concept car at the Geneva Auto Show in March.

Rinspeed's 'sQuba', brings to mind the amphibious Lotus Esprit from The Spy Who Loved Me--although it comes without James Bond and the torpedoes and depth charges.

Bond fan Frank Rinderknecht, CEO of Rinspeed, said he'd long planned to re-create the car that Roger Moore drove off a dock 50 years ago.

Unlike military amphibious vehicles, which can only drive on a lakebed, the sQuba travels like a submarine--either on the surface or submerged up to ten metres. With electric motors, the sQuba's top speed on...

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