Volkswagen Beetle Shark Cage Drives Under Water- Video

Luke Vandezande
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volkswagen beetle shark cage drives under water video

As part of its Discovery Channel’s Shark Week sponsorship, Volkswagen built a driveable shark cage shaped like its iconic bug car.

Having already shown the cage being built, the latest video offers a look at it in use underwater. Meant to be as close to the VW Beetle it was modeled from, the cage is about a quarter inch off from the actual car’s measurments according to Luke Tipple, marine biologist and host of SharkDiver.

Tipple worked directly with VW engineers to design the cage, which he can be seen driving under water in the clip while interacting with the sharks. You can look forward to seeing more of the cage in action during Shark Week when it kicks off on August 12.

Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="">Google+</A>.

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  • Jennifer Frost Jennifer Frost on Aug 13, 2012

    Wow, what I would give to be the person driving that. Although, I am a bit surprised that there isn't a cage on this thing. Those must be some mighty friendly sharks right there!