The 2013 Nissan GT-R was impounded for tax evasion. But instead of destroying the car, the sports car was taken into the care of Portugal’s National Republican Guard (GNR), a military service responsible for highway patrols, customs enforcement, and search and rescue, among other things. They decided to use the car for life-saving journeys with organs.
The car is ideally suited for the work the GNR had in mind. With its four-wheel drive, seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and solid eight-cylinder engine, the GT-R is a reliable and fast car in all weather conditions. Through launch control blasts the car to 100 kilometers per hour in less than three seconds. The top speed is well above 320 km / h.
It is not the first time that ‘not so obvious’ cars have been used as tools for the authorities. For example, the Dubai police have an amazingly expensive fleet of patrol vehicles and the Japanese police also have a Nissan GT-R at their disposal. More recently, Italian agents used a Lamborghini Huracán to transport a donor kidney to a patient 490 kilometers away in just two hours.