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How the Gibbs Aquada Works

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More Aquada Features
Photo courtesy Gibbs Aquada

Here is a breakdown of some other features of the Aquada:

  • Transmission: Four-speed automatic
  • Brakes: All-round discs
  • Tires: F215x65, R225x60
  • Wheels: F-16 X 6.5J; Alloy 6-spoke
  • Fuel capacity: 15 gallons (57 liters)
  • Fuel type: 95 Ron Unleaded
  • Trim tabs: Dihedral trim (Trim tabs are plates attached to the rear of the vehicle that push down on the water to help the vehicle plane.)
  • Bilge pumps: Three independent systems (Bilge pumps remove water taken on due to normal operation.)
  • Weight without occupants: 2,976 pounds (1,350 kg)

The Aquada also uses patented technologies to allow it to transition from water to land and back. We'll take a look at this transformation process in the next section.


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