Speedycopter, World's First Amphibious Car Made From Helicopter

BarcroftCarsPublished: December 1, 2017Updated: December 2, 2017454 viewsVirality: 1%
Published: December 1, 2017Updated: December 2, 2017

We are sure you have already heard about amphibious cars but check out this speedycopter, a street-legal amphibious car made from a helicopter. Ambitious mechanic Jeff Bloch has spent 3000 hours converting a Vietnam attack chopper and an 86 Toyota chassis into one vehicle capable of operating on land and water. In addition to being street-legal and race-ready, it is also fully amphibious. Are you impressed?

Jeff Bloch, 45, also known as the Speedycop, worked hard and managed to merge a Vietnam attack chopper with an 86 Toyota chassis and create one very unique and practical vehicle. In 2016, Jeff and his team joined forces and worked hard for six months to successfully built one incredible ‘speedycopter’ vehicle. It is a 1969 Bell OH-58 Kiowa Vietnam attack aircraft sitting on an 86 Toyota van chassis. Using a 2002 Audi Quattro V6 engine, the vehicle can do 0-60mph in an impressive eight seconds.

Jeff is well-known in the engineering world for his whacky creations, including the world’s first sideways VW camper van and an upside down Camwith aro racer, and now adding this amphibious vehicle to the collection, Jeff admitted that the helicopter car is one of his most popular builds.

Obviously, people are amazed with this creation because they haven’t seen a road-racing helicopter before, and certainly not one that is amphibious. Unfortunately, Jeff and his team had only two months to enjoy their little invention, because their beloved helicopter car dramatically caught on fire and was destroyed soon after.

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