10 of the most unique ambulances in the world

You may have seen ambulances with a few modifications here and there, but these strange rigs are in a class of their own


By Shelbie Watts, EMS1 Editorial Assistant

Not every ambulance is created equal, and the creators of these rigs have taken that statement to heart by designing emergency vehicles that are truly one of a kind. Here are the top 10 strangest ambulances from around the world.

Dubai’s Lotus Evora ambulance

The Lotus Evora ambulance is capable of speeds up to 185 mph. (Photo/Dubai Media Office)
The Lotus Evora ambulance is capable of speeds up to 185 mph. (Photo/Dubai Media Office)

Paramedics in Dubai respond to emergencies in style. Hailed the “fastest ambulance in the world,” the customized Lotus Evora is capable of speeds up to 185 mph.

Tokyo’s super ambulance

The Tokyo Fire Department responds to emergencies in this renovated bus. (Photo/Wikipedia)
The Tokyo Fire Department responds to emergencies in this renovated bus. (Photo/Wikipedia)

The Tokyo Fire Department responds to emergencies in this renovated bus.

Mercedes-Benz Citaro ambulance

The Mercedes-Benz Citaro ambulance can treat 123 patients at once. (Photo/Busworld.org)
The Mercedes-Benz Citaro ambulance can treat 123 patients at once. (Photo/Busworld.org)

The largest ambulance in the world has capacity for transporting and treating 123 patients at a time.

Repurposed armored ambulance

This “civilian rescue vehicle” used to protect soldiers from explosives, but it now serves the Unified Police Department in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Flying ambulance

This revolutionary drone ambulance was developed by Israel and is envisioned for use in rescue missions.

Arctic ambulance  

The Maniilaq EMS Association ambulances are equipped for the snow. (Photo/Imgur)
The Maniilaq EMS Association ambulances are equipped for the snow. (Photo/Imgur)

The Maniilaq EMS Association should have no problem maneuvering through the thick Alaska snow in this rig.

Limo luxury ambulance

Citywide Mobile Response Corp. ambulances are designed for families transporting ailing loved ones. (Photo/CMRC)
Citywide Mobile Response Corp. ambulances are designed for families transporting ailing loved ones. (Photo/CMRC)

It has all of the perks of a luxury vehicle, including Wi-Fi and mahogany paneling, but it also comes with an EMS crew and was designed for families transporting ailing loved ones to events. 

Kansas City pediatric ambulance

The children hospital ambulances aim to keep children as happy as possible. (Photo/CMKC)
The children hospital ambulances aim to keep children as happy as possible. (Photo/CMKC)

This heavy duty ambulance boasts standout decorations and other distractions, such as DVDs and stereos to keep the young patients as happy as possible.

The Cambulance

The Cambulance is a medical transport vehicle designed to be pulled by camels. (Photo/Coroflot)
The Cambulance is a medical transport vehicle designed to be pulled by camels. (Photo/Coroflot)

Currently just a concept, the Cambulance is a medical transport vehicle designed to be pulled by camels and is equipped with GPS, desert grip tires and leather seating.

Under pressure jet ambulance

Created by designer Pat Davidson, this ambulance is powered by a General Electric J-79 jet engine and is featured at races and car shows around the country.

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