Anyone with connections in the Dubai Police? I think I need a job with them – I’ll be the nice car driver…lol
If you think you can outrun the Dubai police, you better think again.
Just two weeks after introducing the Lamborghini police car, Dubai Police has added a Ferrari to their crime-fighting fleet.
Here’s the 411 on the cars culled from The Telegraph :
The Ferrari FF, branded with Dubai police’s distinctive green and white colours, was unveiled at a ceremony at the foot of the Burj al-Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, on Thursday.
The Italian sports car joins the £360,000 Dh2m Lamborghini Aventador, which was unveiled in Dubai’s Mall, the city’s most upmarket shopping plaza, on April 11.
“Dubai is a unique city and everything in it should reflect its uniqueness and for that reason police will add a Ferrari sports car to its patrol fleet,” said Dubai’s police chief Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim.
“We have been pleasantly surprised for the reaction of people on the Lamborghini, so we said a Ferrari would be a good choice too,” he told GulfBusiness.com
It is thought that, along with the Lamborghini, both cars will be used as a deterrent for owners of high-powered vehicles intending to break the speed limit.
The police force is currently in the middle of a campaign to limit the wilder excesses of the city’s young male drivers, who have been known to use Dubai’s desert motorways as racetracks.
The Arab states last addition became an internet hit after a picture of the Lamborghini, posted by the police force, became widely re-tweeted with the hashtag “#onlyinDubai”.
Costing around $300,000 (£194,000), the Ferrari FF boasts a V12 engine allowing it to reach top speeds of 208 mph, and is capable of going from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds.
It is thought the vehicle will be used by the Arab state’s female police officers to patrol Dubai’s busy tourist destinations.
The state’s police are not the first force to add a super car to its fleet; in 2004, the Italian Carabinieri was given a Lamborghini Gallardo, which has been used in police chases.
For your viewing pleasure, here’s another picture of the Dh2m Lamborghini Aventador:
If our policemen had these cars, everyone and their mommas will sign up to join the Police.
What do you think about spending so much money on police cars? Do you think it is a worthwhile effort?
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