Among other things, the city of Dubai is known for being home to some of the most exotic cars ever manufactured. In fact, the police department of the Middle Eastern city maintains its own fleet of exotic patrol cars that include a McLaren P1, a Bugatti Veyron, and even an Aston Martin One-77. Joining the Dubai cops soon will be paramedics who have just received their own pinup-poster-worthy workhorse. What you are looking at is the world’s fastest and most expensive ambulance responder (at least on paper it is). Meet the ‘HyperSport Responder’ that was unveiled by the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services (DCAS) on Friday at Expo 2020 Dubai. The exotic ambulance is based on the $3.4 million Lykan HyperSport hypercar that became famous after starring in a Fast and Furious movie.
The Lykan Hypersport is the work of a UAE-based company named W Motors that was started by a Lebanese automobile designer in 2012. The hypercar was introduced as the first high-performance car to be designed and produced in the Middle East, which also had the distinction of being the third most expensive production car when it was launched. One of the highlights of the hypercar was its unique headlight design that featured titanium LED blades with 440 diamonds. Power came from a 3.7 L twin-turbocharged flat-six engine developed by Ruf Automobile capable of producing 780hp and 708 lb-ft of torque. The company claimed it can hit a top speed of 249mph and rocket from 0 to 62mph in 2.8 seconds.
Only 7 units were reportedly made and one of them was also made a part of Dubai Police’s fleet. The HyperSport Responder is decked out in the official colors Dubai’s ambulance service and three passengers (one specially trained driver, one doctor, and one patient). However, don’t expect it to be actually used as an ambulance. I won’t want to travel at those speeds anyway if I’m faced with a medical emergency. The hypercar in all probability will mostly be used for PR activities. Nevertheless, it’s still pretty cool!
[Via: Khaleej Times]