Snapshot – Not so long ago, Dubai was more sand dunes than shiny sky scrapers, more desert tracks than miles and miles of smooth blacktop. In the last few decades, this trading port has transformed itself into a global city that attracts business and leisure in equal measure.
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Along with the inflow of billions of dollars, the Dubai sky line has transformed itself to look more like that of New York or Tokyo. Oil in the middle east is cheap, and usually the biggest engined cars sell here. Riches from oil also means that wealth needs to be flaunted. What better a way to do it rather than blow it all up on the fastest automobiles on earth – supercars.
Even Dubai’s cops don’t seem to lag behind the supercar craze, and the police department of this global city plays host to nearly a dozen very exotic cars. From the Dodge Charger to the Bugatti Veyron, to the Bentleys and Ferraris, Dubai’s police forces is where a cop with a car addiction needs to be. Here’s a wrap.
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The Camaro was an American muscle legend for years before Transformers happened. But the movie franchise took this car to countries around the globe, making it a household name in the process. The cops from Dubai promptly went ahead and got themselves one of these for their daily patrolling duties.
The Lamborghini Aventador is what billionaires in India buy. This flagship supercar can reach speeds of 350 Kph, making it one of the fastest cars on the globe this side of the Koenigseggs and Veyrons. A couple of years ago, the Dubai police inducted an Aventador to their official fleet.
Mercedes Benz SLS AMG
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The SLS AMG is a discontinued flagship Mercedes Benz high performance sportscar. Instantly recognizable for its gull wing doors, this sportscar is yet to be replaced by a Mercedes Benz street going machine that goes faster than it. A collectible? Hell yes, and it does police duty too.
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Dubbed the godzilla car, the Nissan GT-R is for those who want Nurburgring bragging rights and a visceral supercar packed into an everyday car package. Still, the folks at NISMO wouldn’t have imagined patrolling duties among one of the possible uses for this mean machine.
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The Audi R8 is almost a commoner’s supercar but one that is flashy enough to make everyone drop whatever they’re doing and take notice. Apart from the phalanx of celebrity owners that this supercar has in India’s movie and cricket star circuit, it has also found favour with law enforcement agencies in the Middle East.
The iconic pony car suits criminals making a fast and furious getaway than cops chasing cars, pun not intended. However, the police force in Dubai seem to think that the large number of Americans visiting their part of the world will be amused at a slice of home in the middle of the Sahara.
The Dodge Charger is all American muscle, the likes of which Dwayne Johnson used to chased down Paul Walker and Vin Diesel in a Fast and Furious franchise. This car actually has a cop edition in the United States too, making it a prime target for Dubai’s men in uniform.
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One of the fastest and most expensive hypercars in the world, the Veyron is now ready to be replaced by its next generation version. Given that the swish set in the Middle East fly low in supercars, what better a ride to hunt them down to serve speeding tickets?
Bentley Continental GT
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The Bentley Continental GT is for those who find Rolls Royces too staid and boring. This super luxury barge has caught the fancy of the authorities in the Middle East. Perhaps, this is the way white collared criminals are taken to jail.
Aston Martin One 77
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Only 77 examples of the Aston Martin One 77 exist on the planet and one of them is owned by Dubai’s law enforcement agency. What better a way to flaunt the port city’s taste for the good life? This car is the exotic of the exotics.
Mild excursions into the sands of the Sahara can’t be done by the regular supercar or hypercar bunch and Ferrari is no Lamborghini or Bentley to build an Urus or the Bentayga. So, the Ferrari FF means Maranello Red in a track suit. This car rounds off the dozen outstanding automotive creations that the Dubai’s cops drive around in.
The cops in Dubai are perhaps the only law enforcement agency in the world who have access to a hybrid sportscar, in this case the BMW i8. The i8 is not just blazingly fast but is also extremely fuel efficient, perhaps a sign of things to come when the Middle East’s oil story becomes history.