By Lubna Hamdan
World’s third most expensive car can go from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds, with a top speed of 240 mph.
Abu Dhabi police is testing the $3.3 million (AED12.5m) Lykan Hypersport, featured in the latest Fast & Furious movie, in hopes of adding it to its fleet of luxury patrol cars.
The car is said to be the third most expensive in the world, and one of only seven existing units.
“Abu Dhabi Police took delivery of
their Special Edition Lykan HyperSport on Monday. It will be on tour in Abu Dhabi from
this week onwards”, a spokesperson for W Motors told Arabian Business.
“We brought it into the country last week for pilot-testing,” Brig Hussain Al Harthi, director of central operations, told The National. “We haven’t bought it yet, because we want to test it first to see if it fits Abu Dhabi police’s requirements.”
A limited edition produced by the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) W Motors, the vehicle can go from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds, with a top speed of 240 mph.
It also comes with a twin turbo, flat-six, 3.8 litre Porsche engine with 770 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque.
Having recently appeared in Fast & Furious 7, the Lykan showcased its LED headlights encrusted with 420 diamonds.
However, it was first revealed at the Dubai Motor Show in 2013, and then at the Shanghai Auto Show this year.
If it’s purchased by the force, the Lykan will serve alongside Abu Dhabi Police’s Rolls Royce Phantom, Ferrari FF, and Lamborghini Aventador.
Both of the UAE’s security services, the Abu Dhabi police and Dubai police have a range of luxury patrol cars.
Dubai police’s collection includes a Veyron Bugatti, a BMW i8, and a limited edition $2.9 million Aston Martin One-77.
As for Dubai-based W Motors, it’s the first Lebanese manufacturer of sports cars, established in 2012.
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