Police Give Seized Nissan GT-R An Important New Job

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If you need a heart today, trust in the GT-R.

Cars can get seized for any number of reasons. In some places, not having insurance is enough. In others, it's illegal modifications that allow the cops to take your vehicle. And of course, if you're a corrupt ruler your whole collection is probably going down. But at least in Portugal, these seized cars don't go to waste.

The Guarda Nacional Repulicana has given this seized Nissan GT-R a new lease on life with an emergency-rated sticker package and a bunch of flashing lights for organ delivery duty. From the Gaurda Facebook page: "The quality and safety of organ transplantation depends on the time needed for transportation…and in respect to safety conditions, to reach the destination as soon as possible, thereby contributing to the rescue of another life."

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The Nissan GT-R would be high on our organ transportation list too. Besides the 565 hp and 467 lb-ft (it looks to be the later, facelifted version), the GT-R is all-wheel drive, which means powering through city corners will be less dicey than say, a Dodge Challenger Hellcat or even a Ferrari. The Nissan sort of makes up for the driver's mistakes.

The Guarda Nacional Republicana has delivered almost 3,000 organs in the last 10 years, covering more than 300,000 miles. The GNR is adding two more "high-capacity vehicles, apprehended in criminal proceedings and which reverted in favor of the State, and which will be allocated exclusively to the transport of organs, in Lisbon and Porto."

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Organ delivery is probably the best-case scenario for these seized sports cars. Many municipalities turn them into police cars, especially in Europe and the Middle East. A few years ago, Milan, Italy's force took a Ferrari 458 from the mafia and now uses it to educate kids that even though crime pays in the short term, those assets can be seized at any time. That Ferrari Spider is one of 29(!) taken from members of organized crime.

But, if you happen to be in Portugal and for some reason need an organ transplant--god forbid--you can be confident it will travel at high speeds to your location, with 565 horses at its heels.

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