Expanding Germany's "Tune it! Safe!" program to the Emirates, this custom G63 AMG boasts Brabus' B63S 700 Widestar tuning regimen. That includes a 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 tuned up to 700 horsepower, a retuned dynamic suspension, 23-inch forged alloys and full widebody kit.
That's enough to send the big Merc to 62 in just 4.9 seconds and on to a wind-cheating top speed of 149 miles per hour. As you can see, it's also been fitted with a full police livery and lighting package, making for a vehicle well suited towards keeping both road and dune under the rule of law. Scope out the images in the gallery above and the press release below for a closer look.
This is only the latest, and not even the most outrageous, high-powered vehicle to join the Dubai police. The department recently acquired a Ferrari FF and a Lamborghini Aventador, and reportedly displayed an Audi R8, Nissan GT-R and Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG at the show as well. Of course some police forces have been known to merely borrow supercars and temporarily paste their liveries and lights atop them to raise public awareness and drum up some good will, and that could be the case with the Emir's officers as well, but if any police department can actually afford (and afford to fuel) these cars, surely it's Dubai's.
Dubai Police brings the successful TUNE IT! SAFE! concept to the UAE
TUNE IT! SAFE! has been promoting safe, responsible tuning in Germany since 2005. To date the concept behind the initiative has been a genuine success story. Conducted under the aegis of the German Ministry for Transport, Construction and Urban Development and sponsored by the Association of Automobile Tuners and numerous partners from industry, as well as other organisations and institutions TUNE IT! SAFE! aims to promote greater awareness of safety among tuners and to provide important educational advice. The Dubai Police is now to bring this successful concept to the UAE. The launch will take place at the Dubai International Motor Show, to be held from 5 to 9 November 2013 in the Dubai World Trade Center.
In Dubai too, the central element of the TUNE IT! SAFE! initiative is a legally and safely tuned police vehicle. Tuning company BRABUS is to provide the Dubai Police with a B63S - 700 WIDESTAR based on the Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG for this purpose. This high-performance power off-roader with 515 kW / 700 hp symbolises the fact that safe automobile tuning and driving pleasure are closely linked and need to be mutually exclusive. This initiative is welcomed by the forces of law and order, which is why the Dubai Police will also use the BRABUS upgraded G-Class from Mercedes-Benz to do duty on the streets of the city.
Dubai Police provides an important educational service with the police vehicle
The legally and safely tuned vehicle will enable the Dubai police to provide some important public information on the streets of the city. As in Germany, where TUNE IT! SAFE! has established itself as an information platform for all things relating to tuning, sporty automobile accessories and general traffic safety, the initiative aims to raise awareness in Dubai, so that safety is not forgotten when it comes to automobile tuning.
BRABUS B63S - 700 WIDESTAR with powerful V8 biturbo engine
In the BRABUS B63S - 700 WIDESTAR, the Dubai Police is taking delivery of a high-performance power off-roader with a 515 kW / 700 hp 5,5 litre V8 biturbo engine. This enables the all-wheel drive police vehicle to reach a top speed of 240 km/h, sprinting to 100 km in just 4.9 seconds. In visual terms, the TUNE IT! SAFE!-campaign vehicle attracts attention for the exciting WIDESTAR wide version and its 23 inch BRABUS "Platinum Edition" monoblock forged wheels. The BRABUS Dynamic Ride Control suspension offers the perfect symbiosis of superior driving comfort and dynamic handling.
Website and Magazine present TUNE IT! SAFE! and its partners
The TUNE IT! SAFE! police vehicle will makes its international debut at the Dubai International Motor Show, from 5 to 9 November 2013. Here the Dubai Police, sponsor BRABUS and the Association of Automobile Tuners will also present the TUNE IT! SAFE! initiative. Visitors to exhibition stand CC2-1 at the Dubai World Trade Center will find out all about safe and responsible tuning. More information about TUNE IT! SAFE! and its partners can be found in an informative magazine with exclusive tuning highlights and posters and the website at www.tune-it-safe.ae.
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TUNE IT! SAFE!
Specification Sheet for the TUNE IT! SAFE! Police Vehicle
Vehicle type Base Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG
Engine V8 Biturbo
Capacity 5.461 cm³
Top-Speed 240 km/h | 149 mph
Accele rotation 0-100 mph 4,9 sec
Power 515 kW / 700 hp
Torque 960 Nm at 2.000 to 4.500 rpm
TUNE IT! SAFE! | Tuning-Equipment
BRABUS Monoblock R PLATINUM EDITION wheels: 11.0 x 23" with tyres 305/35 R23
BRABUS WIDESTAR fender flares incl. door add-ons, LED side step illumination
BRABUS front spoiler with design underbody protection and LED daytime running light
BRABUS front bumper add-on
BRABUS rear bumper incl. design underbody protection
BRABUS roof spoiler incl. additional brake light
BRABUS Ride Control comfort suspension with 2 settings (comfortable & sporty)
BRABUS valve-controlled sports exhaust system, chrome
BRABUS entrance panels with illuminated BRABUS logo for all 5 doors
BRABUS door lock pins & aluminium pedal pads
BRABUS floor mats black with leather edging