PHOTOS: Dubai Police Add Lamborghini Aventador Patrol Car

Good luck, evildoers.

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The new Lamborghini Aventador which is used by Dubai Police Department, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 April 2013.

A 700 horsepower patrol car may be very useful for high-speed car chases — or maybe it just perfectly complements the opulent display of wealth that has become Dubai’s forte.

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The latest addition to the emirate’s collection of glamorous possessions is a slick white-and-green Lamborghini Aventador for its police force, reported Yahoo Autos. The announcement was made through the force’s twitter feed, @DubaiPoliceHQ, which sparked off a frenzy of tweets with the hash tag #OnlyinDubai.

A handout picture released by Dubai Police Office shows the new Lamborghini Aventador which is used by Dubai Police Department, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 April 2013. Dubai Police announced on 11 April they added the Italian-made sports car to their police vehicles, apparently to boost their ability in high-speed chases. The 420,000 euros car can reach a speed of up to 349km/h.

DUBAI POLICE OFFICE / HANDOUT / EPA

Dubai’s Aventador reportedly cost 420,000 euros — about $550,000. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 April 2013.

According to Emirates 24/7, Dubai’s police force cited enhanced patrolling abilities to justify its purchase of the $550, 000 dollar police car, while 7 Days in Dubai quoted a director of the police force saying that the aesthetic appeal of the car would help illustrate the city’s class. The car has been customized for highway patrol, reported Emirates 24/7.  According to recent police figures, 15% of traffic fines issued in Dubai every day are for driving at speeds in excess of 130 m.p.h., reported Sky News. The Aventador can hits speeds of up to 216 m.p.h.

A handout picture released by Dubai Police Office shows the new Lamborghini Aventador which is used by Dubai Police Department, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 April 2013. Dubai Police announced on 11 April they added the Italian-made sports car to their police vehicles, apparently to boost their ability in high-speed chases. The 420,000 euros car can reach a speed of up to 349km/h.

DUBAI POLICE OFFICE / HANDOUT / EPA

Dubai Police announced on 11 April they added the Italian-made sports car to their police vehicles, apparently to boost their ability in high-speed chases.

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The Lamborghini carries a customized license plate — the number 8 — and is already on the streets, although as a two-seater it’s not going to be carting off many suspects, reported 7 Days in Dubai — much to the disappointment of this tweeter, “Officer, please cuff me in the Aventador and throw away the keys.”

10 comments
dnstevens1989
dnstevens1989

Too much money to spend on cars.. you should take a look at conditions in Jails within the United Arab Emirates. They are as bad as third world countries. Whats more, if you are not a local prisoner, you can be expect to be worse off.

DeenahRaeStClaire
DeenahRaeStClaire

stupid... just wait for those speeding morons to crash..save the money..


JerryHowe
JerryHowe

In the past, the police in the Netherlands used to drive Porsches for patrol the expressways

WheelsLK
WheelsLK

Just break the rules, you will get a free Lambo ride! LOL

kennygfunk
kennygfunk

Where do they put the bad guys when they catch them?

MattHayward
MattHayward

I'm not really sure that they bought it. Probably a donation of sorts

DanielSo
DanielSo

complements, not compliments -__-

JohnnyHoffman
JohnnyHoffman

Its more of display of the wealth elite than display of the protect and service to the public.