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Jet-powered car-boat turns heads on the water

A California company has combined a Corvette with a luxury speedboat and water jet power to create something called the WaterCar Python.

For around $170,000, a buyer gets a Python rolling chassis with a General Motors LS series engine of your choosing installed.

WaterCar, the manufacturer, says the Python will make short work of your trip to the boat launch with an average 0-to-60 mph in 4.5 seconds. Once you get to the yacht club, drive the Python straight into the water, pressing one button to retract the wheels and another to start the jet. Far from a glorified Amphicar, this baby can do 60 mph on the water.

Click here for information and a photo gallery of images both in and out of the water.