By David Edney
Once again the amphibious vehicle world has shown its face. The Suzuki Dutton S2, as it is called, crossed the English channel to France in 7 hours and 5 minutes. That’s not as fast as the Gibbs Aquada amphibious car, but you have to take a few things into consideration: first it is fully road registrable, and has 4WD capabilities. You can buy it with a regular gas engine or diesel engine. You can order a right or left drive for those driving on the “wrong” side of the road, and to top it off it costs less than US$50,000, which is more affordable than other aqua vehicles out on the market. The company who sells these bad boys also wanted to point out that there was almost no planning involved before the cast off and the ideal crossing conditions weren’t perfect. The main website even has instructions for driving it so you don’t look silly.