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Old 05-11-2011, 09:10 AM
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Retasking a supercar as a pace car for a racing series has almost become standard fare. We've even seen the odd exotic commissioned to serve as a police car. But as an ambulance? Of all the vehicles that could fit the task, the supercar might seem the least likely, but Mercedes-Benz is evidently out to prove this notion wrong this year at the RETTmobil emergency vehicle expo.

To highlight their medical vehicle offerings and the versatility of their range, Mercedes has outfitted their top-of-the-line SLS AMG gullwing as an emergency medical vehicle. For the task, they've equipped it with the traditional German ambulance livery, a pair of flashing lights on the hood and a host of communications equipment.

The 6.3-liter V8 engine, Alubeam "liquid metal" paint job and the gullwing doors (equipped with explosive charges to blow them off their hinges if there's a rollover) carry over from the showroom-stock model. No word on whether medical equipment like a portable defibrillator has been fitted to the first-responder concept car, but a quick spin around the block in this puppy ought to be enough to revive anyone from even the deepest coma. Follow the jump for the German-language press release.Continue reading Mercedes-Benz showcases SLS AMG ambulance concept at emergency vehicle expo

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The police car I could see but this just doesn't make much sense....
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The police car I could see but this just doesn't make much sense....
It makes complete sense.....If I stub my toe or strain my neck doing a double take I want to get to the E.R. in style.
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