ABS Hovercraft, a British company specializing in the amphibious vehicle sector, definitely took a leap forward when 25 years ago it ventured into the development of a 6-seater hovercraft called DONAR. The construction, pioneering in everything, went from the lightness of the materials to the great protection offered by the closed cabin. Subsequent refinements and the introduction of more and more advanced technologies have led to new features in a system that yesterday was simply too far ahead, today who knows: gullwing doors, air conditioning, sports suspension and GPS navigation system.
The engine? A 12-cylinder BMW (its variants are also adopted in the latest series of cars of the German company) capable of delivering 300 horsepower.
One of the major innovations of this system is in the reduction of the noise produced by the engines, partly thanks to the introduction of carbon fiber among the materials. The presence of an air brake also improves handling.