I’m sure most of you know of this already, but the, er, unfortunate, uneducated soul on CNN a few weeks ago called the latest addition to the Dubai Police Force the Lamborghini AvenTadoor.  Not the Aventadoor, the AvenTadoor.  Sounds like something out of Star Wars, right?  Well, let’s try and forgive her (I can’t, but somebody might…)…Anyhow, the Dubai Police Force is just itching to pull some of those Saudi Midsize Hooners (YouTube “Saudi Midsize Hooners” to see what I’m talking about!)!

It’s true.  The Dubai Police Force has gone and done it.  They went out and bought a Lamborghini Aventadoor LP 700-4.  While it has a top speed of 217 mph, don’t expect for them to go cruising around at those speeds while eating donuts (or whatever Middle-Eastern cops eat by the ton)!  The Aventadoor is going to be used to deter owners of high-powered supercars and/or promote tourist areas in Dubai.  This probably means that there are going to be pictures of friends in Dubai.  Sitting in the car that you wish you drive next to some Saudi Arabian cop who’s the same size as Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Okay, that’s an exaggeration, but who cares, anyways?

While no changes have been made mechanically to the car (it’s so powerful and cop-ready that it doesn’t need to have any mechanical upgrades), there are some regulatory changes made to the interior.  Inside, there is an advanced video monitoring system, a GPS data logger, a radar gun, and other necessary police equipment.  A set of flashing lights has been added to the roof that’s less than 3 feet off of the ground!

This is not the first time that a Lamborghini has been enlisted for police duty.  The first Lamborghini to be used for police service was a 2008 Gallardo LP 560-4 that was bought by the Italian State Police.

Until now, the fastest police car in the Middle East was a 2011 Nissan GT-R used by the Abu Dhabi police force.  Now, they’ve got a Lamborghini Aventadoor, a Chevrolet Camaro SS, a Ferrari FF, and a 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302.  Those are some spoiled cops!

6 thoughts on “Truly, Only in Dubai!

  1. I would love to see the statistics if it actually makes a difference in catching criminals, or if crime rates go up because the cops are too busy enjoying their fancy cars!

    1. The cars will not be used for any criminal-catching activities. They will be used to promote tourism to the region and deter owners of high-speed super cars from finding the top speed of their car.

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