World’s first amphibious helicopter that can also road race!

amphibious helicopterIntroducing world’s first amphibious helicopter that can also road race! It is a 1969 Bell OH-58 Kiowa. It was parted out after being used by a drug task force, washed away in a flood, sold for scrap in a GSA auction, and then resurrected by Speedycop and his Gang of Outlaws to become an amphibious road race car! It raced in the 24 Hours of LeMons at New Jersey Motorsports Park May 14-15, 2016, and then proved its amphibious capabilities at Union Lake nearby.

World’s first amphibious helicopter that can also road race!

It’s sitting on an old Toyota van chassis, with a widened Mazda Miata rear suspension, a mid/rear-mounted Audi 3.0 V6, and the Quattro transmission sports a welded Torsen diff that allows the same engine to power both the wheels and the boat prop. The original roof-mounted rotors are spun via an Audi steering wheel in the rear seat ceiling. This helicopter is a work of art, but the only downside is that it can’t fly – yet! But the team of inventors are working on it, and maybe some day it will fly. Check it out!

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