Dubai Police adds Bugatti Veyron to its supercar fleet

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Dubai Police has added arguably its most impressive supercar to its fleet - the Bugatti Veyron, the fastest street-legal production car in the world.

The car was unveiled in its livery on the police force’s official Twitter account, which stated: “#Dubai_Police launches its newest Super Patrol Car - Bugatti Veyron.”

The Veyron is the latest in a growing list of supercars in the Dubai Police arsenal to catch criminals.

Last year, cops unveiled a McLaren MP4-12C, Ferrari FF, a Lamborghini, an Aston Martin One-77, Bentley Continental GT and Mercedes SLS.

The first supercar added to the fleet was a Lamborghini while cops in the emirates also drive the Toyota Land Cruiser and the Kia Mohave.

The Bugatti Veyron is a mid-engined sports car, designed and developed by the Volkswagen Group and manufactured in Molsheim, France by Bugatti Automobiles.

The Super Sport version of the Veyron is the fastest street-legal production car in the world, with a top speed of 431.072 km/h (267.856 mph).

It was named Car of the Decade (2000–2009) by the BBC television programme Top Gear.

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Posted by: Louie Tedesco

In an era of environmental concern particularly with the UAE being the UN-HQ of IRENA charged with renewable energy sources, why does Dubai police buy fuel-guzzling supercars? Would it not be better to show concern for the environment and showcase a fleet of hybrid or electric vehicles? While these supercars will not be driven daily [we hope] in routine traffic patrols where they consume 25 liters of fuel per 100 kms, they certainly send the wrong message to the residents, tourists and the local population. The implied message, even if unintended is ? Look at us? we have the money you will never have, we drive the cars you will never own, it is all paid for by money from public budgets!

Posted by: Telcoguy

@Louie I think you need to understand this as part of Dubai's positioning, same as New Year fireworks. There is a large enough group of people who are attracted by this image of (somehow sanitized) excess and extravaganza, other may dislike it strongly, and for others (myself) is not relevant

Interestingly enough there is no shortage of announcements about how the UAE wants to become a world-leader in anything green, but then again you should weight the announcements against the actions and decide where things are heading, it may be the usual schizophrenia of this place, it may be the struggle between different power groups, not speaking the language I think it is hard to gauge, and I honestly do not care too much

Only time will tell if this is the right strategy to keep things running or if it will backfire, in any case as I mentioned somewhere else, the top ad in the Super Bowl ran for more than 4.5M USD, this is significantly cheaper in terms of eyeballs

Posted by: jones

has anyone everseen these super cars on the streets??

Posted by: ahmed

I think people making comments are not seeing the full picture here.
Dubai has the choice of paying millions of $$ in advertising spend to promote the city worldwide, or just buy a few super cars (which hold their value, if not appreciate) and have the whole world press write about the cars, the city and Dubai police all for free.
I think its a very very smart move and the person(s) who thought about it should be praised.

Posted by: Bella

I saw this car today at the cycle race. It was getting almost more attention that the riders.

How do you think this "stuff" is being paid for? It's not their to spend. The UAE has plenty of more important needs.
Aside from which they fleece the common people through fees and taxes to pay for these toys, so tourist can photograph them. Tourists look at these car in disbelief and stunned amazement that a country can be so extravagant and blind to the suffering of its own residence. Keep rising rents, Dewa fees, school fees soon it will be metro fees. But that's ok because we have nice new fast police cars.

Posted by: people make me laugh

all the luxury police cars were given to them by wealthy families in the UAE, but its ok keep blaming others if your own life aint that great cheerio !!

Posted by: tfg

Perhaps Dubai should introduce a Jizya tax to its Dhimmis.

And before the Dhimmis start whining as usual, historically this tax is lower than the Zakat tax which is fixed at 2.5% of wealth per annum.

Adjusting for inflation, Caliph Omar imposed three bands, 4 dinars (177$) for the rich, 2 dinars (88$) for the middle class, and 1 dinar (44$) for the poor per anum.

Posted by: Philip

The investments in these fancy cars do not generate returns to cover their costs for the Dubai Police, nor did they expect it to.

Likewise, I seriously doubt Burj Al Arab generates great returns for the government.

But both generate an amount of publicity for Dubai that I assume justifies their costs, and I believe that is the idea. And if there are any tourists that are actually concerned about apparent "suffering" of Dubai's residents then I assume that they have nearby champagne brunches to drown their sorrows in.

Posted by: Dana

Gee, the Dubai police sure do know how to spend my gas money...

Posted by: Philip

Your gas is subsidized by the government and is cheaper than anywhere in the developed world, so I wouldn't complain.

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