Dubai cops to use Rs 3-crore Lamborghini to catch criminals

Apr 12, 2013, 04:42 IST | Agencies

In a city of boundless bling, police have to be able to keep up with the bad guys � and when it comes to chasing supercars, your average squad car just might not be up to scratch.

The Dubai Police Department have tackled the problem head on — by adding a $550,000 (Rs 3 crore) Lamborghini Aventador to their fleet.

The two-door, two-seater sports car, which can reach speeds of up to 217mph, has been painted in the green-and-white colours of the Dubai police force. It can go from 0 to 62mph in 2.9 seconds.

Dubai police’s new weapon: The supercar can reach speeds of up to 217 mph and can go from 0 to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds

The Aventador was described by Lamborghini on its website as ‘a one-of-a-kind piece of art’. The Dubai car may not end up roaring after lawbreakers in very high-speed car chases, however.

Instead, it will be mostly dispatched to tourist areas to show — in the words of deputy police director, Gen Khamis Matter al-Muzaina — “how classy Dubai is”. The Italian-made Lamborghini Aventador is the crown jewel of a wider upgrade in Dubai police wheels.

The force also is adding some American muscle to its fleet with a considerably less expensive Chevy Camaros. Dubai seeks to show it has rebounded from its debt crisis with brash plans that include the world’s largest Ferris wheel and a satellite city named after the city-state’s ruler.

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