Formula 1 performance meets solar power in the new CODE-X hybrid sports boat. Based in Meggen on Lake Lucerne in Switzerland, CODE-X AG was founded with the goal of developing products with maximum exclusivity that use renewable energy sources to serve a common good. The craft features a flexible solar hybrid propulsion system enabling both quiet, environmentally friendly cruising in ports and coastal areas as well as high speed racing on open waters courtesy of a pair of Ilmor Marine 710 horsepower V10 Formula 1 engines that can do 90 knots (167 km/h).
With a touchscreen on the dash you can choose to switch in whole or part to a bank of photovoltaic modules supplying electric motors and/or lithium batteries. On full solar power you’ll only be able to top out at 9 knots, but it will be practically silent running. The CODE-X also features a GPS-controlled Virtual Anchor system to keep it stationary regardless of the wind speed or water current, as well as a Kevlar/carbon shell with phototropic-shaded screens and windows. Of course wed expect nothing less from something that looks like a Cylon raider on Battlestar Gallactica.