pierpaolo lazzarini fuses the vespa 50 special with a modern jet ski
 

pierpaolo lazzarini fuses the vespa 50 special with a modern jet ski

following his motto ‘think about the future and never forget the past’, designer pierpaolo lazzarini imagines a fusion between a modern jet ski and a vespa 50 special from the 60s. the water vehicle, conceived for the recreational purpose, is made of fiberglass and allows for speed of up to 30 knots.

pierpaolo lazzarini fuses the vespa 50 special with a modern jet ski

 

 

the elegant lines of the legendary motorbike are precisely repeated in the new water vehicle — even the reflectors are placed where they used to be. while the jet is not running, to facilitate the accommodation/access of the passengers, a gimbal self-balancing system keeps it aligned with the water surface.  

pierpaolo lazzarini fuses the vespa 50 special with a modern jet ski

 

 

lazzarini proposes the water toy in two configurations — equipped with an electric 39hp engine, which would cost you $25.000, and a cheaper one, equipped with a 330cc 39hp twin stroke engine, for $19.000. both vehicles will be able to reach a maximum speed of 32 knots with an estimated autonomy of 3 operating hours for the electric version.

pierpaolo lazzarini fuses the vespa 50 special with a modern jet ski

 

pierpaolo lazzarini fuses the vespa 50 special with a modern jet ski

 

pierpaolo lazzarini fuses the vespa 50 special with a modern jet ski

 

pierpaolo lazzarini fuses the vespa 50 special with a modern jet ski

 

 

pierpaolo lazzarini fuses the vespa 50 special with a modern jet ski

 

pierpaolo lazzarini fuses the vespa 50 special with a modern jet ski

 

pierpaolo lazzarini fuses the vespa 50 special with a modern jet ski
side view

 

pierpaolo lazzarini fuses the vespa 50 special with a modern jet ski

 

pierpaolo lazzarini fuses the vespa 50 special with a modern jet ski

 

pierpaolo lazzarini fuses the vespa 50 special with a modern jet ski

 

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edited by: maria erman | designboom

  • This looks fantastic, are actual versions in production yet? We have a vintage scooter (Vespa, Lambretta) rally in the works in Denver Colorado for July 31st-August 2nd with a full day at the Cherry Creek Reservoir beach on August 2nd. Is there any way we could demo one or two of these out here during the event and provide a full review with photos and a web write-up? I’ve been into vintage Vespa scooters since 1995 and currently own a Wetbike as well so this naturally appeals to me! Best regards, -S

    Scott Casey
  • That is very cute …but does not likey represent the self-image of the people who gravitate to Jet Skis.

    Jim

    JimCan

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