Sir Richard Branson sets amphibious Channel crossing record

by Suw on June 14, 2004

From the BBC:

Sir Richard Branson has set the record for the fastest crossing of the English Channel by an amphibious vehicle.
He drove into the Guinness Book of Records on Monday in the Warwickshire-built Gibbs Aquada, crossing in one hour, 40 minutes and six seconds.

How cool is that? Now, if I were going to cross the English Channel in an open-topped amphibious vehicle, I'd do it in a Gibbs Aquada. It's just a gorgeous thing – and this from someone whose entire knowledge of cars can be etched on the head of a pin in 12pt Courier.

Gibbs have slashed the price of the Aquada since it was unveiled last September, from £150,000 to £75,000, which makes it such a bargain. If only I could put one on my Amazon Wishlist.

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