While we are waiting for the appearance of serial flying machines, the Italian designer Pierpaolo Lazzarini is not sitting still and is actively expanding his collection of innovative and slightly extravagant projects. His new company, Floating Motors, will turn vintage cars into electric powerboats.
Called resto-float, this method can give a second life to any legendary supercar of the past. It involves the restoration of any old model, but without the use of a technical automotive platform. The car body will be installed on a multihull base (catamaran) or will be equipped with hydrofoils.
The length of such a “toy” can vary, depending on the wishes, and all of them will receive the possibility of extended motorization, including one or a pair of electric motors from 20 to 270 hp. Also, the boat can be equipped with outboard engines from 40 to 350 hp as standard.
Floating Motors’ current offerings are a stellar lineup of refurbished classic cars including VW Microbus, Fiat 500, Mini Cooper, Porsche 550 Spyder and Jaguar E-Type. Basically, such carbots can be used for coastal waters or as a pleasure boat on lakes. But the company also plans to offer them as a tender for a superyacht or water shuttle from the beach to the hotel.Return