Dubai: Firefighters in Dubai have their own supercar – and with it – are all set to break world records at full speed.
Dubai’s Civil Defence have begun registering their specially-modified 2016 Corvette Stingray into the Guinness World Record as the fastest firetruck in the world.
In a statement, Lieutenant Colonel Hussain Al Rahoomi, Head of Station Affairs Department at Dubai Civil Defense, said that the vehicle had been modified by experts to reach a staggering speed of up to 340 km/h.
The car was also equipped with fire extinguishers and first-aid equipment, in addition to various monitoring features and devices.
“The Guinness World Records’ administration have confirmed that there is no registered fire truck that with the same specifications as ours,” said Lt Col Al Rahoomi.
He explained that Civil Defence currently own two cars, but intend to purchase two more later in the year, adding that each car is worth approximately half a million dirhams – without the installed equipment.
The supercar, he explained, had been used in previous emergencies along the emirate’s busy highways as it reach emergency sites faster than the traditional, heavy fire trucks.
Lt Col Al Rahoomi further pointed out that by the year’s end, the Civil Defence team aim to have the four supercars stationed along the city’s fastest highways, including the Dubai-Al Ain Road and Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road.