When you’ve got tons of money derived from a limited resource that will one day run out, what do you do with it? Spend it like there’s no tomorrow! Dubai has equipped their police force with $400,000 Italian-made Lamborghini Aventador sports cars retrofitted with Dubai police insignias and colorful lights. Lamborghini, an affiliate of the Volkswagen Group, notes that their cars reach 60MPH in under six seconds and reach a maximum speed of 217MPH (349kph). According to recent figures, 15% of traffic fines issued in Dubai are for driving at speeds in excess of 130 mph (209 kph) so maybe that raw power is indeed needed.
The fleet was obtained by the Dubai police for use at main tourist sites. Major General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina explained:
“The aim is to reflect the reputation of the emirate and the high stature it achieved. It will also help promote tourism and showcase the security role the Dubai police plays in safeguarding the city.”
The green and white sports cars will be deployed at the downtown area near the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa tower, the Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard as well as the cafe- and restaurant-lined walk of the Jumeirah Beach Residence, one of the most popular waterfront developments in Dubai.
Dubai police are not the first force to use Lamborghinis on the roads. The luxury sports vehicles are also used by forces in Italy and Qatar.