The Dubai police department has just released images of its newest Italian patrol car: a Ferrari FF. Decked out in a green-and-white livery, the FF brings a 6.3-liter V-12 and all-wheel-drive capability to the Dubai police force in case, you know, it snows.
While law enforcement agencies in the United States pick the Chevrolet Caprice, Dodge Charger, and Ford Taurus as their next police cars, the oil-rich Middle Eastern city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates has just announced its next police car: a Lamborghini Aventador.
Unveiled last week by the Dubai Police on Twitter, Al Jazeera says the Aventador was chosen to show off “how classy Dubai is.” The Aventador is powered by a 691-hp 6.5-liter V-12, mated to a seven-speed automated-manual transmission. The car is capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in a staggering 2.8 seconds, which might help explain its victory in the World’s Greatest Drag Race 2. The most common police car in the U.S., the Crown Victoria, on the other hand, is powered by a 4.6-liter V-8 making 224-239 hp and mated to a four-speed slushbox. Needless to say it isn’t as fast as the Lamborghini, needing 7.8 seconds to accelerate from 0-60 mph – by that time the Aventador is already well north of 120 mph.
The reaction to the police Lamborghini Aventador has been so good that Gulf News reports the police chief of Dubai has just announced that a Ferrari will be joining the police fleet this week. The Dubai police chief didn’t announce which Ferrari his department would be buying, but did say the car will cost over 2 million United Arab Emirates Dirham, or roughly $545,000.
Neither the Lamborghini Aventador nor the to-be-announced Ferrari will be used to hunt down speeders. Instead both
will be used for road security and public relations functions in the expensive districts like Burj Khalifa, the Beverly Hills of the Middle East. As for the speeders, the Dubai police have a new fleet of 426-hp Chevrolet Camaro SS’ waiting in the wings for them.