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Dubai now has Nissan GT-R and C7 Corvette ambulances

Is this the most literal application of the term rapid response?

Published: 11 Oct 2019

Bugatti Veyrons, Lamborghini Aventadors, an Aston Martin One-77, a Porsche 918 Spyder – Dubai has a pretty cool fleet of police cars, we think you’ll agree.

However, we can only assume that this collection was influencing many kind-hearted young people who were deciding which emergency service they wanted to join – because now the ambulance service has added a couple of supercars to its own fleet.

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Putting the ‘rapid’ into rapid response is a Nissan GT-R and Chevrolet C7 Corvette Grand Sport. How cool do they both look decked out in their medical graphics?

You’d be pretty confident of the paramedics reaching you on time if you were suffering some kind of medical emergency too. The Corvette Grand Sport houses a 6.2-litre V8 producing 460bhp, whilst the GT-R’s 3.8-litre V6 puts out 550bhp and 466lb ft of torque. 

Drivers would have to be careful of transporting anyone with a neck injury though. That R-Start traction control in the Nissan means 0–62mph in under three seconds. Ouch.

That's about all we know for now. So, come on Internet – if money were no object, what would you pick as the ideal ambulance? Answers in the comments below, please.

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