Amphibious car fast on land and water

An article from BBC News reports that Gibbs Technology is now demonstrating the Aquada, an amphibious car that will be available in the UK next year at a price of £150,000.

The vehicle is interesting in that it can achieve 100mph on land and 30mph in the water. The secret to speed on the water is the use of a jet drive which provides both steering and power.

However, who wants such a thing? It's cool, but I think that the assertion by the manufacturers that people will use the Thames river to commute into London may be a bit of a pipe dream.