Known as “the shopping capital of the Middle East,”Dubai is one of the wealthiest cities in the world, and has become a major international tourist destination. With such a high concentration of wealth, Dubai is also home to some of the most mouthwatering supercars on the planet — so many, in fact, that some even turn up abandoned in the desert.
The city’s wealth extends to its police force, and it believes that the best way to fight speed is with speed. Sure, police forces in other countries have a few halo cars that are great for promotional purposes, but a list of the Dubai Police fleet reads like a who’s who of supercars.
1. Brabus G 700
2. Audi R8 V10
The Dubai Police added one of the British supercars to its fleet in December 2013.
4. Nissan GT-R
With a base price of around $100,000, the GT-R is a bargain
5. Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Gull-wing doors aren’t usually thought of as an essential feature on police cars, but the Dubai Police’s use of the SLS AMG might make other departments reconsider. but trick doors aren’t the big Mercedes’ only party trick: with a 6.3 liter, 539 horsepower V8, taking the car from zero-to-60 in 3.6 seconds, the SLS AMG is one of the most no-nonsense supercars in the world.
7. Aston Martin One-77
Built as an ultra-limited run of 77 cars, with a price of around $1.5 million, the One-77 is a carbon fiber-bodied supercar with a top speed of 220 mile per hour. The Dubai police probably wouldn’t want to use the One-77 for PIT maneuvers, but its blinding speed and menacing looks would come in handy in high-speed pursuits.
8. Lamborghini Aventador
Powered by a 691 horsepower mid-mounted V12 engine, the Dubai Police Aventador can go from zero-to-60 in under 3 seconds, and has a top speed of 217 miles per hour. Even lined up against the others in the Dubai fleet, the Aventador is simply one of the most insane cars ever to serve on the right side of The Thin Blue Line.
9. Ferrari FF
The FF is a four-seater all-wheel drive V12-powered car supercar. Zero-to-60 comes in just 3.7 seconds, and its top speed is 208 miles per hour.
10. BMW i8
The i8 is the newest addition to the Dubai fleet, and since its introduction in 2014, the futuristic BMW has been hailed as the future of supercars. With its mid-mounted three-cylinder engine connected to two electric motors generating 357 horsepower, the i8 goes from zero-to-60 in 4.2 seconds, on its way to an electronically limited top speed of 155 miles per hour.
Dubai’s fleet of supercars has raised the department’s profile to global levels, and with each new car, the department stays in the headlines for the right reasons. The cars may see little of the daily wear and tear that most police cars endure, but their function is equally as important. Dubai is one of the most wealthy and desirable cities in the word, its unique fleet of police supercars is a reminder of why Dubai is unlike anyplace else on earth.
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