The ingenuity of people never ceases to amaze us. Why stick with what others are already doing when you can stand out? Although some projects may seem impossible at first, persistence can yield remarkable results. In addition, some engineering know-how is also crucial for success. Shadow Six Racing’s Typhoon is all the encouragement you need.
As crazy as it may seem, that’s what you get when creative people have too much free time. The experience to be enjoyed from a side-by-side and a personal watercraft is what Shadow Six Racing’s all-in-one platform brings to the table. It is billed as “the first water utility vehicle or ‘AUV’ ever made available to motorsport enthusiasts”.
Let everyone else drive their PWCs while you and your friends cruise around aboard the Typhoon. This isn’t your typical naval machine, but it’s a heck of a lot cooler than what the others on the water have. The manufacturer builds it from titanium and aerospace-grade carbon fiber.
One can imagine that the materials are important to keep the weight of the Typhoon as low as possible. Shadow Six Racing then equips the assembled hulls with two Yamaha GP1800 SCHOR marine engines. Together they generate up to 500 hp. Its standard powertrain configuration allows the Typhoon to reach speeds of up to 60 knots.
Meanwhile, optional Riva racing performance upgrade kits should boost this to 70+ knots. Your Typhoon can accommodate up to three people. It’s not cheap either, with prices starting at $250,399. However, the unique silhouette and the envious looks of the viewers are worth every penny.
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