A UTVs is a “Utility Task Vehicle”, a vehicle for useful tasks that stands out for its four-wheel drive, to move through complicated terrain, and because do not usually have doors. They are used in cargo transportation or movement through snow, mud or dirt areas.
Some people confuse them with ATVs, the classic quads, but they differ in that UTVs have a steering wheel instead of handlebars, more torque, as well as carrying heavier loads, as the manufacturer Corvus explains.
what if we take a UTV, remove the wheels and put two jet skis in their place? Well, we get a Shadow Six Typhoon, the world’s first AUV: water vehicle for useful tasks. You can see it in this video:
Technically, they are not two jet skis placed directly on the wheels, but the engine and chassis of a pair of jet sky adapted so they can fit on UTV axles.
The result is a unique vehicle, which thanks to the two Yamaha GP1800R SVHO engines with a power of 250 hp each, pcan reach 129 Km/h “flying” over the surface of the water.
From what you see in the video, it is an excessively powerful vehicle, annoyingly noisy and too intrusive in the natural environment.
But it is made in Florida, and there these types of monstrosities to cross the swamps, and make it clear to the crocodiles who is boss there, are well seen.
This model we’ve seen is called the Typhoon, and it’s made from aerospace-grade titanium and carbon fiber. Despite this, it weighs 1,073 kilos, because most of it is provided by the engines. It can carry from 1 to 3 people.
The Shadow Six AUV Typhoon It’s only sold in Florida at Riva Racing and is priced around $250,000, according to New Atlas.