There is a long history of law enforcement adding supercars to their police cruiser fleets. The latest comes from a likely place, Dubai, where one-upping the rest of the world in conspicuous consumption has become a national point of pride.

The Dubai police force announced yesterday that they've added a Lamborghini Aventador to their fleet, the Italian supercar capping a broader upgrade to their selection of cruisers that also reportedly includes new examples of the Chevy Camaro.

The 700-horsepower Aventador has a starting price in the US of nearly $400,000 and can reach speeds up to 217 miles per hour. Reports, however, say that the Dubai police force won't be using the car's 0-60 performance of 3.9 seconds to catch any crooks, but rather that the supercar will be used in tourist areas to impress foreign travelers.

The announcement of the car's arrival was made via the police force's Twitter account with a tweet that read "Latest #Dubai_Police patrols, now at your service," and was accompanied by an image of the new law-enforcement-liveried Aventador driving outside the Dubai Mall, which happens to be the world's biggest shopping center.

Dubai certainly isn't the first to add a supercar to its cruiser fleet, nor is it even the first to choose a Lamborghini. The most famous Lamborghini cop car is perhaps the Gallardo LP560-4 used by the Italian State Police. The blue-and-white bringer of justice was even immortalized with its own official Lego set.


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      Stallion
      • 1 Year Ago
      Having a tug-of-war with two Ferrais is cool but a Lambo cop car is unfortunately too RACY for some !
      docsys48
      • 1 Year Ago
      life styles of the rich and shameless
      tptm
      • 1 Year Ago
      poor people without food, nice Dubai.
      Porsche4life
      • 1 Year Ago
      That's badass
      Brian Rautio
      • 1 Year Ago
      *could* reach 217mph. Before they added that low-profile light bar. Not that it matters, this is pretty badass.
      Eric
      • 1 Year Ago
      If ya need to outrun it just find a speedbump.
      Lachmund
      • 1 Year Ago
      oh come on autoblog, it's 2.9 not 3.9. did an intern write this?!
        Bus Driver Mass
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Lachmund
        I found that its really 2.8, not 2.9. About the extra weight, haven't you factored in the cop car features? Lights, radios, sirens ect??? Who wrote your comment?
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Bus Driver Mass
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          gibbs5988
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Bus Driver Mass
          I'm sure that the MAYBE 100 lbs of cop features wont add a full second to the 0-60. If it did, what would having a passenger do? Add 2 seconds?
          Bus Driver Mass
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Bus Driver Mass
          Gibbs, the extra weight is of course included in having the passenger(s) in the vehicle. The unfortunate thing is that there are no specifics into what else is in the Lambo cop car. However, because its a cop car I will say that it's the extra gadgets that make for the one second addition. Until we see a full spec sheet on what's in the car, we'll never know.
      dave1marine
      • 1 Year Ago
      The average Sheik in Dubai probably has 400K lost among the pillows of his couch. Great car, but it's STILL more difficult to outrun a Motorola.
      k.naz
      • 1 Year Ago
      This was in the paper a couple of days ago... Come on AB, catch up with world news faster :D
      Rhonda
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wonder what their salary and benefits packages look like!
      Tom
      • 1 Year Ago
      Cars in this class of vehicle have been routinely used by the German Police on the autobahn for over 40 years.
      gurar
      • 1 Year Ago
      If they really want to impress me, they'll do a remake of the Blue Brothers final scene.
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