Dubai’s reputation for extravagance now applies to its police as well.
The force has been building up its vehicle fleet recently, and it’s not worrying about cost, adding a Lamborghini, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Aston Martin, and more — some of them worth more than a million dollars.
There’s little practical use for a two-seat police car — where do you keep suspects under arrest? — but the force has said the outrageous vehicles serve to “enhance its patrolling abilities.”
No, that doesn’t mean they’re for high-speed car chases. “We have never exceeded the speed limit on the highway,” Lt. Mariam Al Kaabi told Abu Dhabi’s The National.
Rather, Dubai’s police chief reportedly said on Twitter, the ultra-expensive rides were selected for “acting classy with people.”
One of the newest acquisitions is a Chevy Camaro SS. Its 6.2-liter V8 engine produces 426 horsepower, not enough to match most of the cars on this list.
This Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG runs for about $200,000, has room for two, and can go from 0 to 60 mph in under four seconds.
The $550,000 Ferrari FF has two doors, seating for four, and a V12 engine that can send the car up to 208 mph. It will be used only by female officers.
Cops with better luck will get to drive this Bentley Continental GT. The 2013 model costs between $175,000 and $215,000.
By far the most impressive member of the fleet is the Aston Martin One-77. Not only the best car the luxury brand has ever made, it is one of only 77 produced. Estimated price tag: $1.79 million.
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