We've long known that Dubai is one of the most lavishly appointed places on earth, with its seven-star hotels and miles of tarmac filled with supercars. With well-to-do citizens racing up and down streets in high-priced sports cars, the question is: how do you catch them? Dubai Police's answer: with more supercars.
Yes, Dubai's police force will add two new cars to its stable this week, and the first is a Lamborghini Aventador. The Aventador should be a formidable opponent in a high speed chase: it's powered by a 6.5-liter V-12 engine, which sends 690 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque through a seven-speed ISR single-clutch automatic transmission and a Haldex all-wheel drive system. It can reach 62 mph in just 2.9 seconds, and top out at an impressive 216 mph.
Dubai's police chief said that the new Lamborghini was customized to aid in police work, but no details were given. We figure that, besides the custom paint job and a light rack, there isn't a whole lot else to fit to the car. Then again, the Lamborghini's job is likely to pull over Dubai's notoriously lead-footed lawbreakers: some 15 percent of speeding tickets issued in the city are doled out to cars -- and drivers --doing more than 130 mph.
The move to add a Lamborghini to the fleet is part of a grander plan to give Dubai's patrolmen faster tools to deal with faster speeders. Just last month the city confirmed that it'll add at least one Chevrolet Camaro to the mix. This week, just as the Aventador lands in the notoriously rich city, the police chief took to twitter to announce another addition: a Ferrari.
While we're not sure which Ferrari will soon be patrolling the streets of the UAE, signs point to either the 458 Italia coupe, or even the FF shooting brake. At least with the FF, you could theoretically put criminals in the back.
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Sources: Emirates 24/7, Dubai Police