Confiscated Nissan GT-R To Be Repurposed For Organ Transport
18 March 2021 - motor1
Portugal’s National Republican Guard will pilot the supercar.
The GT-R appears to be an early 2010s model that came before the 2017 redesign. It sports Nissan’s twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6, a six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, and all-wheel drive. The engine’s output depends on the year, though the car should be making between 485 horsepower (362 kilowatts) and 434 pound-feet (588 Newton-meters) of torque and 545 hp (406 kW) and 463 lb-ft (628 Nm). Regardless, the GT-R can scoot, clocking blisteringly quick zero-to-60 (96 kilometers per hour) times of around three seconds.
Over the last 10 years, the Portuguese National Republican Guard has helped deliver 2,836 organs while traveling more than half a million kilometers (310,000 miles) to do so. The Guard will post the GT-R in Lisbon and Porto, where it’ll help save lives. It’s nice to see such a powerful performance car get repurposed in a way that utilizes the power that’s available under the hood.