Whatever Became of the Rinspeed sQuba?

Flashback to 2007. The world got its first glimpse of the Rinspeed sQuba; an electric car which could drive on the land, then splash into a lake and dive underwater. Granted, the driver had to flood the cabin to submerge the car, but if was ok for James Bond (if you don’t know what we’re talking about go rent The Spy Who Loved Me right now.)

Anyway, the car was supposed to hit the market in 2008, with a base price of around $1.5 million (that was the cost of the prototype.) Well, 2008 came and went and the car is still not much more than a cool video on YouTube and a flight of fancy for the engineers, Swiss company Rinspeed.