The Splash is powered by a 750-cc turbocharged natural-gas-burning engine from Weber Motor. The two-cylinder, four-stroke engine kicks out 140 hp, enough to take the 1,800-lb, composite-bodied car to a top speed of 125 mph on land.
In the water, a swivel-mounted, three-bladed prop hydraulically drops into the water. The driver pilots the car through the water using the steering wheel, which controls where the prop points. The prop is powered by the same Weber engine, courtesy of a transfer case that sends power to the prop, rear wheels, or both, depending on the driver’s choice. At the driver’s command, hydrofoils hidden along the side and disguised as a spoiler hydraulically unfold and position themselves. Once the car gets up to speed on its hydrofoils, the body comes out of the water, drag drops, and the top speed on water goes from 32 mph to 45 mph.