The Gibbs Aquada is a high speed amphibious car developed by Gibbs Sports Amphibians in New Zealand. It s neither a modified land car nor a boat with wheels. Instead, it s a specially designed vehicle that s equally at home in the water as it is on dry terrain. It is capable of speeds over 160 km/h (100 mph) on land and 50 km/h (30 mph / 26 knots) on water. The Aquada made history in March 2004 when Richard Branson piloted one across the English Channel in one hour, 40 minutes and six seconds, a new record.