Dubai Cop Cars: Fleet of Magnificent Beasts
Dubai is a city like none other. In a matter of few decades, Dubai has undergone a transformation and has become a major international trade center. Dubai is considered as one of the wealthiest cities in the world and a major tourist destination; its charms escape nobody. Being the affluent region that it is, Dubai is also home to super rich who flaunt their wealth by buying everything they can lay their eyes on, including supercars. However, with a number of supercars Dubai has, it becomes equally important to bring about law and order. And what better way to do it than to use the same kind of supercars as Dubai cop cars.
The government of Dubai is just as generous as the citizens and have made it a point to add supercars in the fleet of Dubai cop cars. This not only works as a way to flaunt wealth but also works as a PR strategy. Even though the cars may not be used on a regular basis, but they serve as a way to warn people about the vehicular might of Dubai Police.
The Dubai cop cars fleet consist of these supercars:
Nicknamed the Godzilla, Nissan GTR was added along with Nissan Patrol in the Dubai cop cars fleet in 2016. With a 3.8L twin turbocharged engine, this beast is certainly a high-performance sports car. The supercar can go from 0-100 mph(0-160 kmph) in mere 8.5 seconds and boasts of a top speed of 313.8 km/h which will make it tougher for speedsters to break the law.
BMW i8 is a world class hybrid car and has a remarkable fuel efficiency. Carrying 357 Horsepower under the hood and a top speed of 250 km/h, the i8 is a car that has been branded as the future of supercars. The i8 can go from 0-60 mph(approx 100 kmph) in 4.2 seconds and will help the Dubai police in cutting down fuel costs with an approx 122 km per gallon average.
Audi R8 has a V10 powered 525 horsepower engine that backs its credibility and helps it go from 0-60 mph in less than 4 seconds. With the reputation of Audi as a reliable carmaker, Dubai police decided to invest in the R8. Audi R8 has a top speed of 316 km/h and is a powerhouse in itself.
Bugatti Veyron is considered as one of the most expensive cars in the world and enjoys a unparallel lead over all the other cars in the Dubai cop cars fleet. It comes with a 16 cylinder engine and brings about 1,200 horsepower to the table. It is so fast that it can reach 0-100 kmph in mere 2.5 seconds and has a top speed of 409 km/h. This car also helps Dubai police to patrol in important areas thus giving a positive image of the city.
Brabus Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG/ Brabus G 700
Dubai cop cars fleet made an addition in 2013 in the form of Brabus G 700 super truck. With incredible off-road capabilities, it is a supercar that is best suited for the pursuits involving off-road vehicles. Based on Mercedes-Benz G63, and tuned by Brabus, one of the largest tuning companies in the world, the result is nothing short of spectacular. It has a 5.5 twin-turbocharged V8 engine that has been modified by Brabus to go up to 700 horsepower, up from the Mercedes designed 536 horsepower. This supercar can do 0-100 kmph in 4.9 seconds and has a top speed of 240 km/h. The supercar has mostly been used for public relations campaign.
Ferrari FF is a V12 model with a 650 horsepower engine and unlike regular Dubai cop cars, have the seating capacity for four people. This beast has the top speed of 335 km/h and can easily push 0-100 kmph in 3.7 seconds. Ferrari has a distinct reputation for being one of the best car makers in the industry, and Ferrari FF certainly lives up to that reputation and legacy.
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
Porsche Panamera S E-hybrid is another hybrid car owned by the Dubai police. However, its primary aim is of being a supercar, and it fulfills it completely with what is under its hood. It is a four-seater supercar with a 3.0-liter V6 supercharged engine that lets it achieve the top speed of up to 270 km/h. It takes around 5 seconds from 0-100 kmph and hence is a beast despite being a hybrid.
Bentley Continental GT
Dubai police bought this British supercar with a 625 horsepower engine that can go up to 330 km/h speed. It can go from 0-100 kmph in just 4 seconds and with great appeal and performance has managed to stay in a different league in all its years that it has been put to use.
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is a beast with its 622 horsepower engine and is a dream car for a lot of car enthusiasts all over the world. It can go from 0-100 kmph in just 3.6 seconds, and is best in what it does and is one of the fastest cars in the Dubai cop cars. The car has a top speed of 315.4km/h and is one of the most respected supercars in the world.
Lamborghini’s Aventador has a reputation for being one of the world’s most extreme supercar, and it holds the status with ease. It has a V12 engine under the hood which packs 691 horsepower giving it the ability to go from 0-100 kmph in less than 3 seconds. It is one of the meanest cars in the Dubai cop cars fleet and has a top speed of 349 km/h. Aventador is also sought after by tourists who flock the car to pose alongside it!
Lexus RC F
Lexus Racing Coupe F is a four passenger drive with a 5-litre V8 engine. It has a 467 horsepower engine that helps it attain 0-100 kmph in 4.4 seconds, making it a popular choice for the Dubai police. Lexus RC F has a top speed of 250 km/h. It has a Carbon fiber body that is lightweight and yet super strong keeping the latest body trends in mind.
The McLaren MP4-12C was added to the Dubai cop cars fleet in the year 2013 and is a top notch car with excellent performance. It is powered by 608 horsepower V8 engine that helps it achieve speeds of about 322 km/h helping it rule the roads and ensure complete compliance with the law. The car can go from 0-100 km in just 3 seconds.
Aston Martin One-77
Aston Martin One-77 is a limited edition car with only 77 cars all over and a carbon fiber body. It is one of the more expensive cars of the stash of Dubai Police and comes in handy for high-speed pursuits. Armed with a 7.3-litre V12 engine, this car goes from 0-100 kmph in 3.2 seconds and has a top speed of 355 km/h.
BMW M6 is another classic from the BMW and a valuable addition to the Dubai cop cars. Powered by a V10 engine with 600 horsepower engine, it has a top speed of 305 km/h. Utilizing the power it possesses, it can go from 0-100 kmph in 3.9 seconds, leaving behind dust and opponents alike. With such force, it makes it easy for Dubai police to catch any speeding miscreants.
Ford Mustang GT
Ford is an iconic name in the world of supercars and has a long history of performance and reliability oriented vehicles. It packs 435 horsepower V8 engine with 0-100 kmph at 4.4 seconds. Despite being heavier than most of the cars in its section, it has a top speed of 330 km/h. With such features, it is certainly a car of choice for the Dubai police which relies on the best of cars.
Backed by such beasts, Dubai police not only manages to keep miscreants in control but this also helps promote the police department. The supercars help with PR and ensure good publicity for the police for being the richest police department worldwide. Alongside these supercars, Dubai fleet also includes various helicopters, ships, and bikes in maintaining law and order of the city. The supercar fleet is extremely popular with tourists and residents. They are usually used to patrol areas that serve as tourist hotspots around the city, for example, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Marina and Jumeira Beach, etc.
Over the time, Dubai has faced little to no competition at all in this department as no other police department in the world spends as much on the fleet of supercars. But with an image to uphold, these are some of the choices that the Dubai police and administration have to make.