From Ferrari to Lamborghini to Mercedes to Bentley to Bugatti, Dubai Police has an extensive fleet of supercars
Whenever we think of Dubai, unknowingly the picture of a Middle Eastern Las Vegas — all bright lights, brand-new skyscrapers and lots of money — floats in our mind. Known as ‘the shopping capital of the Middle East’, it’s one of the wealthiest cities in the world. What’s great about Dubai is that the city’s wealth extends to its police force too, which believes that the best way to fight speed is with speed. Be it Porsche Panamera, Ford Mustang GT, Chevrolet Camaro SS or a Bentley Continental GT — you name it and they have it. Here are few supercars that make the Dubai Police fleet the envy of every patrolman in the world.
Brabus G 700
When the insane 536 horsepower G63 AMG just isn’t enough, there’s the Brabus G 700. Founded in 1977, Brabus is one of the largest tuning companies in the world. It sold its first car in the UAE in 1979 — the year the Mercedes G-Class debuted. In 2013, Dubai’s finest took ownership of one of the 690 horsepower supertrucks.
Audi R8 V10
The V10-powered R8 has been one of the best cars in the world since it debuted back in 2008, and the Dubai Police like it so much, they bought two. With its 525 horsepower mid-mounted engine borrowed from the Lamborghini Gallardo, the R8 can move from zeroto- 60 in under four seconds.
The McLaren MP4-12C was the company’s first road car since the legendary 1992-1998 F1. This nextgeneration McLaren isn’t like the world’s fastest production car like its predecessor, but its 604 horsepower V8 and top speed of over 200 miles per hour make sure that it has no trouble keeping up with traffic. The Dubai Police added one of the British supercars to its fleet in December 2013.
The Veyron is one of the most recognisable cars in the world, and it’s unquestionably the top dog in the Dubai fleet. The Bugatti spent years as the fastest and most expensive production car in the world, and in 2014, Dubai’s finest thought it was a good $1.6 million addition to the fleet. Bugatti has since stopped building the Veyron, but with a top speed of 247 miles per hour, there isn’t much on the planet it can’t outrun.
Few automakers can rival Lamborghini’s reputation for building the world’s most extreme road cars, and its all-wheel drive Aventador is case in point. Powered by a 691 horsepower mid-mounted V12 engine, the Dubai Police Aventador can go from zero-to-60 in under three seconds. It has a top speed of 217 miles per hour.
Words By: Patrick D’Souza