Dubai is one of the most flamboyant and extravagant city to be in not because of the duty free shopping but because of the exotic supercars that can be seen doing rounds of the roads. You can easily spot performance vehicles on the roads thus to give the cops a chance of having a go at these fast vehicles, Dubai government has provided their cops with Bugatti Veyron, which used to be the fastest road legal vehicle sometime back until it was overtaken by the Hennessey Venom GT.
The Bugatti Veyron that the Dubai police have is the fastest police car on the planet and is powered by a W16, engine which churns out more than 1000 horse power to take it to top speed of 407 kmph. The 0-100 kmph is done in 2.5 seconds which is sure to make it impossible to outrun for any law breaker in the royal state of Dubai.
Other supercars in Dubai Police patrol cars line up comprise of the McLaren MP4-12C, Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari FF, Mercedes SLS AMG, Roush Mustang, Bentley Continental GT, Audi R8 V01 Plus, Nissan GTR and Mercedes SL36 AMG. On the other hand some rare and bespoke vehicles also form a part which includes the limited edition Aston Martin One-77 – one of only 77 ever built, hybrid Porsche Panamera, BMW M6 Gran Coupe and Mercedes Gelandewagen tricked out by Brabus.
But if you are thinking that they will be engaging in high speed chases seen in the Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit than you are wrong. The cops drive these supercars to upscale areas and tourist hotspots like the Burj Khalifa and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard. This helps picture a very prosperous image of the Saudi Arabian city.
The Dubai police Lt. Saif Sultan Rashed Al Shamsi told Gulf News “One of the funny stories we have is that a lot of tourists and people here call the Dubai police…on (the emergency number) 999 to ask about these cars. They want to know which location they will be in and how they can find them and take pictures with them.”