WaterCar makes a splash on the lake and the road

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
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LAKE HAVASU, Ariz. -- If you are looking to make a real splash this summer at your local lake, then the WaterCar is for you. Made in Fountain Valley, Calif., it's the world's fastest production amphibious vehicle.

It may look like an ordinary Jeep, but that could not be further from the truth.

The WaterCar does 80 mph on the pavement and over 40 mph on the water. Creator Dave March has been working on the design and style for years, trying to come up with the perfect combination of both car and boat.

It's powered by a Honda V-6 engine. There's no propeller, but rather a jet propulsion system just like the jet boats of the '80s.

The wheels automatically move up or down, depending on whether you're coming or going.

There's no need for a trailer, just drive it in the water and drive it out.

The WaterCar will set you back about $135,000, and right now there's a two-year wait to get one. But for those who have the cash and the patience, you will turn heads wherever you go!

If you'd like more information, go to WaterCar.com, Facebook.com/watercars or follow @pantherwatercar on Twitter.