By Bunmi Adigun @Bunmi_Adigun
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Videographer / director: Ghe-O Motors
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The latest car by Romanian manufacturers Ghe-O Motors, could give emergency services the edge they need to tackle some of the toughest terrain and rescue scenarios.
Known simply as Rescue - this beast of a car weighs in at 3.2 tonnes and comes equipped with a water pump and a 620L water tank.
The brainchild of Romanian businessman Robert Operea, the idea for the car was a result of his experience rescuing people from disaster hit areas coupled with his love of building off-road vehicles for races.
He said: “We have a security company which has been involved in rescuing people from disasters - floods, fires, etc - and in our off-road activities we take part in national off-road championships.
"During our rescue activities we faced a lot of problems with extreme terrains even though we were driving Jeeps, Humvees and Land Rovers.”
Utilising his experience of creating off-road cars, the enterprising businessman was inspired to build the Rescue and focused its design on practical uses during hazardous rescues.
He said: “Four years ago we started to build an extreme off-road car and the experience we got from that project drove us to build an extreme rescue truck which could transport many people from affected areas. We needed a large truck with extreme off-road performance.”
The Rescue has a capacity of nine people and can easily tackle any terrain due to a bevy of accessories, including floating devices for crossing lakes and still water as well as a plough for thick snow.
In a rescue situation where speed is vital the Ghe-O Rescue is by no means a slouch, able to easily reach speeds of 80mph and boasting an 8.4 litres V10 engine the all-terrain vehicle can power its way through most natural obstacles.
Robert Operea’s Ghe-O Rescue might well be revolutionising the world of all-terrain vehicles with its no-nonsense approach to emergency rescue missions.
He said: “You can find a car that can climb steep walls or a car that can go over snow and water, you can even find a car that can carry a lot of people but no car in the world except for the Ghe-O Rescue can do all of this together.”