Mini: the floating car that drives on water!

Mini is making a splash with its new model - a floating car.

The auto manufacturer turned heads in Cambridge, Massachusetts, when it tested its buoyant special edition Mini on the Charles River.

The convertible boat, which is powered by a 6hp outboard motor, is a fiberglass version of a 2004 Mini hard-top.

The fibreglass car was created from a mold and then mounted to a boat hull. It was then decked out with all the usual Mini accessories, including wheels, tyres, headlights, badge, steering wheel and grille.

It was built as part of Mini USA's annual Motor-Tober activities, when the firm dedicates the month of October to celebrate all that is fun about its brand.