Dubai's Dh13m supercar ambulance enters Guinness book of records

With a Porsche engine, it can reach 400 kph

The world’s fastest ambulance has set a Guinness world record.

Owned by Dubai Ambulance Corporation, the Lykan HyperSport is manufactured in the UAE by W Motors and was unveiled at Expo 2020 Dubai in January.

One of only seven Lykan HyperSport cars in the world, the Dh13million HyperSport Responder has been named the fastest first responder ambulance vehicle in service. It can accelerate from zero to 100 kilometres an hour in 2.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 400 kph, powered by its twin-turbocharged 780-horsepower Porsche engine.

Its LED headlights are studded with 440 diamonds. The car also comes with a gold-plated interior roof and the interior is upholstered in gold-stitched leather.

The vehicle has a carbon-fibre body and is equipped with a 3D holographic mid-air display.

The Lykan HyperSport supercar and desert ambulance. Photo: Dubai Ambulance Corporation

“Dubai Ambulance will continue developing services and launching initiatives, in order to ensure safety of the community, and to meet aspirations of the government in achieving leading global positions in all fields, and making Dubai the best city to live in the world,” said Khalifa bin Darrai, chief executive of the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services.

Mr Khalifa said the achievement will raise the bar for international competition in emergency medicine services.

A 4x4 ambulance, also part of DCAS fleet of 331 vehicles that was launched during Arab Health 2022, was added to Guinness World Records on Monday.

The largest desert rescue ambulance in service, it is designed to gain access to deserts and mountains where normal ambulances encounter difficulty during emergencies.

The Guinness World Records committee awarded the certificates on Monday at the headquarters of Dubai Ambulance.

Updated: March 22, 2022, 12:00 PM