By Staff writer
$1.6 million vehicle has a top speed of 407 kilometres per hour
Dubai Police have been officially named as having the fast patrol car in the world.
The Guinness Book of World Records, the reference book that maintains world records globally, presented a certificate to Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, commander in chief of Dubai Police in recognition of its use of Bugatti Veyron as a patrol car.
The $1.6 million sports car, named car of the decade by BBC’s Top Gear, has a top speed of 407 kilometres per hour (253mph) and can drive from 0 to 60mph in just 2.5 seconds. The Veyron surpasses the previous record holder set by a US police force which had a Lamborghini capable of reaching speeds of 360 kilometres per hour.
Dubai Police is renowned for having an entire fleet of luxury sports vehicles, which also include McLaren MP4-12C, Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari FF, Mercedes SLS AMG, Roush Mustang, Bentley Continental GT, Audi R8 V01 Plus, Aston Martin One-77, Nissan GTR and Mercedes SL36 AMG. Also included are the BMW M6 Gran Coupe and Mercedes G36 AMG, modified by Brabus.
The luxury fleet are generally on patrol at the emirate’s tourist locations, like Burj Khalifa, the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard and JBR.
The certificate was presented on the sidelines of the 11th International Summit for the Best Police Applications, which was also attended by Major General Abdul Qoddous Abdulraziq Al Obaidly, assistant of the commander in chief for Quality and Exceptionalism Matters, and a number of senior Dubai Police officers.
The Bugatti will be brilliant chasing a criminal into Arabian Ranches and negotiating all those speed bumps! I have seen it in JBR and it hardly clears the very small speed bumps there. Where will the police put the people if they ever manage to arrest anyone? In the boot?
There is no practical use for this as a police car. It spends 90% of it's time parked up where school kids and those who are impressed by a multimillion Dirham sports cars with blue lights and police strips. It's pure click-bait marketing tool and by that measure it could be considered a success.