The invasion of supercars on the streets of Los Angeles is consistently on the rise and L.A. Car Connection continues to remain one of the top suppliers of supercars to clients not just in Los Angeles, but also nationwide. Travel 8,000+ miles away to Dubai and the clientele driving these high-priced exotics is not what you might expect. Dubai’s finest, that’s right the police, are getting behind the wheel of some of the world’s best supercars. Here are the cars that you can expect to see the Dubai police driving on the streets of one the worlds most luxurious cities.
1. Aston Martin One-77
Built as an ultra-limited run of 77 cars, with a price of around $1.5 million, the One-77 is a carbon fiber-bodied supercar with a top speed of 220 mile per hour.
2. Audi R8 V10
Since it’s debut back in 2008, the V10-powered Audi R8’s 525 horsepower mid-mounted engine borrowed from the Lamborghini Gallardo, can move from zero-to-60 in under four seconds.
3. Bentley Continental GT
It might not be as fast as some of the other cars on this list but the $200,000 Bentley Continental GT coupe lives and breathes luxury. While it may not be seen going after speeders like the Aventador or Audi R8, its no surprise Dubai’s finest added it to their super fleet.
4. Brabus G 700
In 2013, Dubai’s finest took ownership of one of the 690 horsepower supertrucks. Of the entire Dubai supercar fleet, the G700 is certainly best suited to take things off-road.
5. Bugatti Veyron
In Los Angeles, the Bugatti Veyron parked out front of House Of Bijan on Rodeo Drive is a spectacle in itself. Hit the streets of Dubai and this is just what the police are driving. The Bugatti spent years as the fastest and most expensive production car in the world, and in 2014, Dubai’s Finest thought it was a good $1.6 million addition to the fleet. Bugatti stopped building the Veyron in 2011.
6. Ferrari FF
Unlike most of the supercars in Dubai’s fleet (and most other Ferraris), the FF is a four-seater. It may have a reputation as one most polarizing looking Ferraris built in recent years, but the all-wheel drive V12-powered car is all supercar. Zero-to-60 comes in just 3.7 seconds, and its top speed is a blistering 208 miles per hour.
7. Lamborghini Aventador
Powered by a 691 horsepower mid-mounted V12 engine, the Dubai Police Aventador can go from zero-to-60 in under 3 seconds, and has a top speed of 217 miles per hour. Even lined up against the others in the Dubai fleet, the Aventador is simply one of the most insane cars ever to serve on the right side of The Thin Blue Line.
8. McLaren MP4-12C
The Dubai Police added one of the British supercars to its fleet in December 2013. Its 604 horsepower V8 and top speed of over 200 miles per hour make sure that it has no trouble keeping up with traffic.
9. Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Gull-wing doors aren’t usually thought of as an essential feature on police cars, but the Dubai Police’s use of the SLS AMG might make other departments reconsider. With a 6.3 liter, 539 horsepower V8, the car goes from zero-to-60 in 3.6 seconds.
10. Nissan GT-R
With a base price of around $100,000, the GT-R is a bargain compared to some of the other cars in the Dubai fleet. The venerable GT-R has a hand-built twin-turbo V6 putting out 545 horsepower, and a top speed of 196 miles per hour, making it one of the quickest cars in the fleet. The Dubai Police bought its GT-R in the same 2013 shopping spree where they took home the Brabus, one of the Audi R8s, and a Mercedes-AMG S63.
11. BMW i8
Since its introduction in 2014, the BMW i8 is the newest addition to the Dubai fleet. With its mid-mounted three-cylinder engine connected to two electric motors generating 357 horsepower, the i8 goes from zero-to-60 in 4.2 seconds, on its way to an electronically limited top speed of 155 miles per hour. Compared to some of Dubai’s other supercars, it’s nice to see the Dubai Police buy a sensible car – the i8’s 76 miles per gallon should help the department cut down on fuel costs.
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