Whatever is in the water in Florida, we want something. As ridiculously horrifying as it is, the Shadow Six Typhoon puts a UTV body on top of a pair of high-performance jet skis, making it the world’s first “aquatic utility vehicle”. Is.
The body, which seats one to three people, is the Shadow Six’s own design, although according to GearJunkie it wears aftermarket body panels from the Polaris RZR side-by-side. The twin jet ski hulls built in-house are also in carbon composite, and they’re mounted to the front and rear of the long-travel Fox Shocks that look like they’d be right at home on the UTV.
Inside these two hulls are two 1.8-liter supercharged Yamaha GP1800R SVHO jet-ski engines, which put out 250 horsepower (186.5 kW). If you consider these ponies to be inadequate, you may choose to have a Phase 1, 2 or 3 Rewa Racing Performance Kit installed prior to delivery. Riva won’t put out exact numbers on the included power boost, but says a pair of Stage 3 kits will exceed the Typhoon’s standard 68 mph (109 km/h) top speed “well over” 80 mph (129 km/h). ) will lead to ,
For such an unholy union of parts, the 2,365 lb (1073 kg) Typhoon looks exactly like this RIPS On the water, rejoicing in the difficult changes of direction and catching a great deal of wind from the waves. Upon landing, the suspension seems to do an admirable job of keeping this beefy contraption well under control.
Of course, there are other water toys that move fast, are hard and jump sick. Like, for example, normal jet skis that roll solo without a UTV cabin on their backs. Rumor has it that you can even pick them up for cheap, almost anywhere you want to look. This is in stark contrast to the Typhoon, available exclusively from Riva Racing in Florida, starting at US$250,399.
It’s objectively a machine that’s as clumsy and silly as another Florida creation, the Apocalypse juggernaut, we ditched the boot earlier today. However, try as I might, I can’t bring myself to hate it. Shadow Six has taken a strange idea through to its logical conclusion, and the result is a quirky-looking contraption that I feel oddly compelled to go and play.
Just watch the video below and let me know if you’re not curious about what it’s like to drive a Typhoon.
Shadow Six AUV
Source: Shadow Six Racing