It’s been nearly 11 years since Chevrolet offered an actual police equipment package for the Camaro, but that apparently hasn’t deterred the Dubai Police force, as they’re now rocking a brand new 2013 Camaro SS coupe.
Like Dubai’s other patrol cars, the Camaro wears white paint along with green bodyside and hood striping – the latter applied in the same two-stripe pattern as any other Camaro SS model. In fact apart from some aftermarket bodywork including a new front splitter, side sills, and rear spoiler, these cars are largely stock. An LED light bar runs the width of the roof, while the stock fog lamps are replaced with red and blue LED strobe lamps.
GM’s Middle Eastern press agency has few other details on the car, but it appears the Dubai Police Camaro retains the stock 426-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 and six-speed manual transmission. That should be good enough to move the 3860-pound Camaro from 0-60 mph in just under 4.7 seconds.
That said, Dubai is the land of supercars – and as fast as the Camaro may be, it might have a little trouble catching up to that sort of speeder. No worries – in addition to the Ferraris and Lamborghinis you previously saw, Dubai is also purchasing an Aston Martin One-77 and upfitting it for use as a police car. Although its 750-hp, 7.3-liter V-12 would make for one heck of a pursuit vehicle, Dubai says the car – and others of its ilk – won’t chase speeding motorists and instead serve as a “road safety” car.
What’s next, a police-spec McLaren P1 or a LaFerrari with a light bar? Actually, we’d love to see that. If it happens anywhere on this planet, chances are it’ll be in Dubai.
Source: Chevrolet, gulfnews.com