Dubai police women to drive Ferraris, says top cop

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Dubai’s police chief has said that a number of Ferraris to be introduced to the force will be driven by female officers.

Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan tweeted that he expected to see Dubai Police’s female recruits getting behind the wheels of the Ferrari FF supercar, which costs about $500,000 and has a top speed of 335 kmph.

Dubai Police made the announcement that the Ferrari FF was joining its fleet via Twitter earlier this month.

The Ferrari FF is a three-door, four-wheel drive grand tourer with a top speed of 335 kmph, capable of accelerating from zero to 100 kmph in 3.7 seconds.

Earlier this month, Dubai Police also revealed that it was also adding an AED2m ($500,000) Lamborghini to its fleet.

Cops in the emirate said the Italian supercar had a top speed of 350 kmph, meaning police should have no trouble chasing down offenders.

The two-door roadster, which was first unveiled by Lamborghini at the Geneva Motor Show in 2011, boasts a 6.5 litre V12 engine with 690 hp.

Dubai Police’s current fleet includes the Toyota Land Cruiser and the Kia Mohave.

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Posted by: RBH

Another means of showing off in the UAE.

Posted by: Bob

Oh great! As if it wasn't expensive enough just maintaining these cars, now the insurance is going to go through the roof.

Posted by: Abu James

Now I want someone to explain to me how practical these "super cars" are as police cars. Lets say a police driver of one of these cars is chasing someone who wont stop. What can the police driver do in this case? Is he/she willing to wreck a half million car just to stop an idiot who is not willing to stop ??!!!!

Posted by: Red Snappa

Is this not a bad message to send out, as in materialism taken to extremes. The profile of Dubai police vehicles should be practicality fused with performance in terms of pursuit, it should not be seen as a haven for outrageously expensive and fast cars with top speeds that make a mockery of existing speed limits.

Social housing, affordable healthcare and education are the critical elements. One could see this latest piece of news becoming a field day for cartoonists. "Sorry we had to pull in for a pit stop and an all weather tyre change!" This is law enforcement not Formula 1, after all said and done.

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