Dubai: The high-end squad cars fit into the greater gearhead ethos of this desert metropolis, where fire-engine red Ferraris growl at stoplights and convertible Rolls Royces prowl the boulevard ringing the world’s tallest building.
Lamborghinis also glisten through the glass of a massive new showroom on Shaikh Zayed Road, the country’s longest thoroughfare that is a dozen lanes at its widest when cutting through Dubai. The Dubai Police drive around in some of the most wicked sports cars as they patrol the streets of the city.
But don’t expect their Lamborghini Aventador to show up if you rear-end someone. These police cars don’t see duty at traffic accidents or engage in high-speed pursuits, states Dubai police Lt. Saif Sultan Rashed Al Shamsi, who oversees the tourist police’s patrol section.
Instead, Al Shamsi said the cars appear for special events across Dubai – or cruise areas frequented by tourists, offering visitors a glamorous image of the Dubai police.
That also is a way for the city-state’s police force to be more accessible and welcomed by the public in a country home to a huge foreign workforce, Al Shamsi said.
“One of the funny stories we have is that a lot of tourists and people here call the Dubai police … on [the emergency number] 999 to ask about these cars,” Al Shamsi said. “They want to know which location they will be in and how they can find them and take pictures with them.
Their photogenic qualities came out in force on a recent day as officers parked several outside the Armani Hotel in the 828-metre Burj Khalifa.
The twin scissor doors of the police’s BMW i8 swung open like wings on the $140,000 (Dh514,213) car, which flies to 100kmph in about 4.2 seconds. The car’s license plate read 2020, a nod to Dubai hosting 2020 World Expo, a world’s fair held every five years.
Along for the ride were a two-door Bentley Continental and a Nissan GTR, its license plate the same as Dubai’s police emergency number.
Tim Dean, a 24-year-old tourist from St. Petersburg, Florida, used to the Ford Crown Victoria police cars on the streets of the United States, stopped to snap a quick photograph of the assembled exotic vehicles. “You don’t see many cop cars like this,” Dean said.
That’s true, especially as the force’s vehicles also include brands like Aston Martin, Lamborghini and Ferrari.
Below is a list of all models of exotic cars the police either have in their garage or cruising the streets of this desert metropolis,
1. Aston Martin One-77
The Aston Martin One-77 is a two-door coupé built by the British car manufacturer Aston Martin.
It first appeared at the 2008 Paris Motor Show, although the car remained mostly covered by a “Savile Row tailored skirt” throughout the show, but was on roads by 2011.
This Dhs 11 million Aston Martin One-77 which is a luxurious category in itself is seen in Dubai driven by the Police for road safety. Road safety goals much?
The One-77 features a full carbon fibre monocoque chassis, a handcrafted aluminium body, and a naturally aspirated 7.3 litre (7312 cc) V12 engine with 750 hp (560 kW) and the top speed of this baby shows a figure of 220.007 mph (354.067 km/h),with a 0–60 mph time of approximately 3.5 seconds.
SO MUCH OF HEAVY BREATHING.
2. BMW i8
As the spiritual successor to the much-celebrated M1 supercar of the late 70s and early 80s, the i8 looks every bit as bizarre and high-tech as something you’d expect 50 years from now. With fuel efficiency and speed both high priorities, mass was trimmed at every available opportunity. Materials like aluminum and carbon fiber-reinforced plastics make up the majority of the chassis. A TwinPower Turbo, 1.5-liter, three-cylinder engine that delivers 231 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission and effectively rendering 362 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque to four wheels. This affords the i8 a 0-to-96 km/hr (60mph) time of 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 249.4 km/hr (155 mph).
Dubai Police driving one of these be like, “They see me rollin’, they hatin'” considering the futuristic car pleasure this car already provides in 2016.
3. BMW M6
The large coupe comes with M Carbon Ceramic brakes that not only shave some serious weight off the grand total of the M6 but also drastically improve the stopping power. The suspension and steering have also been reworked thanks to the Competition Package and the M Driver’s Package was installed for an increased top speed of up to 305 km/h (190 mph) while accelerating from standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) should take just 3.9 seconds.
Dubai Police cars are seriously making us go bonkers!
4. Brabus Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG
This car surely gets to be seen in Dubai frequently than other place in the world but the beauty and power of this car is surely unmatched making it to be a must for the Dubai Police Car collection.
Breathtakingly expensive, hugely powerful, and anachronistic in looks, this is not for the shy. With roots going back to 1979, the G63 retains its basic fashionista-meets-Sandinista look. Its twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-8 makes 563 hp and 561 lb-ft and mates to a seven-speed automatic. Mercedes’ all-wheel-drive system, 4MATIC, is standard.
5. Bugatti Veyron
Like the name doesn’t say enough.
The Super Sport version of the Veyron is recognised by Guinness World Records as the fastest street-legal production car in the world, with a top speed of 430.9 km/h (267.7 mph).
Can the Police Patrolling get any cooler? NO!!!!(Capital N and O followed by multiple exclamation marks)
The Bugatti Chiron which is the successor of Bugatti Veyron SS is said to have a full tuned speed of 463 km/h (288mph) making it the fastest car but is electronically tuned till 420 km/h (261 mph) for safety reasons.
Please don’t get shocked if the Dubai Police owns of these as well.
6. Ferrari FF
Ferrari which has always proved its uniqueness in the world of sports car has never failed to excite its fans because of its looks and unmatched speed makes the Dubai Police make it a mandatory add to its collection.
This is no ordinary family machine. The FF packs a 6.3-liter V12 that produces 651 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and 504 lb-ft. of torque at 6,000 rpm. Mounted entirely aft of the front axle for optimal weight distribution, the motor teams with a rear-mounted seven-speed dual-clutch automated-manual gearbox that provides smooth yet lightning-fast shifts. Top speed is 334.7 km/h (208 mph), and Ferrari says that the FF can sprint to 99.73 km/h (62 mph) from a dead stop in just 3.7 seconds.
Too fast too furious?
7. Lamborghini Aventador
The Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster, equipped with the same V12 engine as the coupé version, Lamborghini has again proved that cars descending from their label can reach a fast acceleration of 97 km/h (60 mph) in less than 3 seconds and a top speed of more than 350 km/h (217 mph).
This powerful machine equipped with the crisp and killer looks makes every car enthusiast beg just to get a ride in it.
8. McLaren MP4-12C
It produces 592 bhp (441 kW; 600 PS) and 443 lb·ft (601 N·m) of torque. It has a redline of 8,500 rpm, with 80% of torque available at just 2,000 rpm. When first announced, McLaren claimed that it would have a higher horsepower to carbon dioxide emission ratio than any internal-combustion engine.
Top speed again being a super speed 333 km/h (207 mph) which has been confirmed by the manufacturer accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and from 0 to 100 mph in 6.0 seconds.Card
9. Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Dubai Police has always shown a personal liking from the house of Mercedes which definitely makes this beauty which is Benz SLS a must take for the Dubai Police.
The mighty V-8 goes out barking, spitting, and spinning all the way up to 8000 rpm. All 622 horsepower (up from 583 in the SLS GT) show up at 7400 rpm with 468 pound-feet of torque coming in at 5500 rpm.
The SLS AMG is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.7 seconds, and can reach a top speed of 317 km/h (197 mph). The supercar can also perform a quarter mile time of 11.7 seconds at 201 km/h (125 mph).
10. Nissan GT-R
This supercar originated from the house of Nissan is one car which makes you go crazy. Be it the looks or the unmatched performance this car has it all and makes to the league of Dubai Police’s Supercars.
The Nissan GT-R is powered by the VR38DETT V6 engine, a 3,800 cc (3.8 L; 231.9 cu in) DOHC V6 with plasma transferred wire arc sprayed cylinder bores.
It goes from 0 to 96.56 km/hr (60 mph) within 3 seconds and can attain a top speed of 307 km/hr (191 mph).
The Dubai Police has surely invested a good pile of money for the public safety reasons reflecting the issue to be one of the highest prioritized issues amalgamated with the invlvement of such beast defining cars which makes all the car lovers fall in love over and over again.