Trying to out-run a Dubai police car just got a bit tougher now they’ve added a Ferrari to their fleet.
The force’s latest sports car – believed to cost around $450,000 – comes hot on the heels of a Lamborghini Aventador, which was unveiled earlier this month.
‘Dubai is a unique city and everything in it should reflect its uniqueness and for that reason police will add a Ferrari sports car to its patrol fleet,’ said Dubai’s police chief Lieut Genl Dhahi Khalfan Tamim.
‘We have been pleasantly surprised by the reaction of people to the Lamborghini, so we said a Ferrari would be a good choice too,’ he said.
The latest addition to the flashy squad was unveiled at the foot of the Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building.
The Ferrari FV which boasts a V12 engine, can reach top speeds of 208mph, and is capable of going from 0 to 60mph in just 3.7 seconds, has already been emblazoned with the police force’s distinctive green and white colours.
Police hope the sportscars will be a deterrent for owners of high-powered vehicles thinking of breaking the speed limit.
But the Ferrari may also be used by female police officers to patrol tourist hotspots.
Dubai police force’s fleet also includes a Chevrolet Camaro SS, a Dodge Charger and a BMW 5-Series.