By Andy Sambidge
Super Sport version of the Veyron is the fastest street-legal production car in the world
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.
Gee, the Dubai police sure do know how to spend my gas money...
Well it is theirs to spend...
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.
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.
You fail to understand that this is not a democracy. Any money they earn (may it be through as you grotesquely call is "fleecing") is up to them how they want to spend it. Having world class facilities such as the airport, roads, metro and now a tram system costs money.
If they choose to buy supercars as a marketing ploy then great. Bring in more tourists. But yet you want all this without paying for it. This mentality is quite absurd. Suffering residence? Come on, this is a pretty crass statement to make.
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.
Your gas is subsidized by the government and is cheaper than anywhere in the developed world, so I wouldn't complain.
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.
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 !!