Global warming or no, Mother Earth can be a bit temperamental at times, and she can prove quite the mother of invention as well when too many folks get stuck in her furious weather. Fortunately, the folks over at Ghe-O Motors in Bucharest, Romania have created the solution with the Rescue, their latest invention.
The above video displays the Rescue doing what it was built to do across multiple obstacles: adapt and overcome. However, this looks to be done with the help of what must be “sold separately” peripherals.
Rivers? Handled with ease, thanks to custom-fabricated ballasts that strap on to the tires, helping to paddle the water and keep the massive beast afloat. We’re talking 3.2 tons (6400 lbs.) here, after all, but clearly the Rescue can handle itself when the situation demands it. We can imagine this feature would come in handy when a flash flood strikes.
Towing on snow and mud appear to be where the Rescue shows the most promise, as its humongous, wide-face tires get terrific traction on multiple terrains. This feature gets amplified with a combination sled-raft that looks to hold about 5-6 people. What’s more, a hapless ambulance and H1 are shown back to back getting their sorry butts hauled out by the jolly red giant.
More features include water pumps to douse flames, tank treads for better overland capability, a plow, cargo racks, and so on. It can be ordered in a performance version that uses gasoline (up to 500HP), or a regular diesel version (up to 304HP). Ghe-O even accounts for military interests by offering “extra electromagnetic and water protection.”
What do you think? Is the Rescue a practical investment for civilian or military applications? Or is it just another East European curiosity?