You will hardly find other major city in the world quite like Dubai.
Positioned in the Persian Gulf on the edge of the Arabian Desert:
this city has transformed from a small outpost to a major international trade center in a few decades.
Today called “the shopping capital of the Middle East”, Dubai is for sure one of the wealthiest cities in the world, and has become a leading international tourist destination.
Along with that high concentration of wealth, Dubai is also a home to some of the most mouthwatering supercars ever made…
…so many, actually, that some even are abandoned in the desert.
Having these impossibly fast dream cars striking the Dubai’s streets, how do you keep them from speeding through one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world?
Dubai’s wealth extends to their police force, and it considers that the best method to fight speed is with speed.
Of course, police forces in some other countries have a few halo cars that are ideal mainly for promotional purposes, but a list of the Dubai Police fleet reads like a who’s who of supercars.
Mainly used for show, and to patrol around the wealthier tourist-friendly areas, Dubai’s Finest have a Ford Mustang GT, Porsche Panamera, Chevrolet Camaro SS, and even a Bentley Continental GT…
…but those are still some of the least interesting cars compared with the rest of the fleet.
In this article read about the 10 supercars that make the Dubai Police fleet the envy of every patrolman in the world.
1. Brabus G 700
Well, if the insane 536 horsepower G63 AMG simply is not enough, there is the Brabus G 700.
Brabus is founded in 1977, and presents one of the largest tuning companies in the world.
Brabus sold their first car in the UAE in the late 1979 – the year when Mercedes G-Class debuted.
In 2013, Dubai’s finest took ownership of this 690 horsepower supertrucks. From the Dubai Police fleet, the G700 is probably the most suitable for carrying things off-road, but it is doubtful how much the $230,000 truck sees much desert action.
2. Audi R8 V10
The V10-powered R8 was among the best cars in the world since it debuted back in 2008…
…and the Dubai Police enjoy it so much they added two in their supercars collection.
Having its 525 horsepower mid-mounted engine borrowed from the Lamborghini Gallardo, the R8 can move from 0-to-60 for under four seconds.
The Audi’s has a reputation as one of the few reliable supercars on the planet, and this should come in handy when some of Dubai’s more temperamental cars wind up in the shop.
3. McLaren MP4-12C
The McLaren MP4-12C had been the first road car since the legendary 1992-1998 F1 for McLaren.
The next-generation McLaren maybe isn’t the world’s fastest production car like its predecessor, but the 604 horsepower V8 under the hood and the top speed of over 200 miles per hour guarantees that it has no trouble with keeping up with traffic.
This car was added to the Dubai Police fleet in December 2013.
4. Nissan GT-R
Having a base price of around $100,000, you can consider the GT-R as a bargain compared to some of the other cars in the Dubai Police fleet.
The venerable GT-R has a hand-built twin-turbo V6 under the hood with 545 horsepower, and a top speed of 196 miles per hour.
This performance makes it one of the fastest cars in the fleet.
The Dubai Police bought their GT-R in the same 2013 shopping spree where they took home one of the Audi R8s, the Brabus, and a Mercedes-AMG S63.
5. Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Gull wing doors usually are not considered as an essential feature on police cars, but the Dubai Police’s use of the SLS AMG could make other police departments reconsider.
However, trick doors won’t be the big Mercedes only party trick: with a 6.3 liter, 539 horsepower V8, taking the car from 0-to-60 in 3.6 seconds…
…the SLS AMG is one of the most no-nonsense supercars in the world.
6. Bugatti Veyron
The Veyron is holding the title as one the most recognizable cars in the world, and you can find it as a top dog in the Dubai Police fleet.
The Bugatti spent some years as the fastest and most expensive production car in the world, and in 2014, Dubai’s Finest thought that this car can be a good $1.6 million addition to the fleet.
Bugatti has since stopped manufacturing the Veyron, but with a top speed of 247 miles per hour, there is not much on the planet this car cannot outrun.
7. Aston Martin One-77
Aston Martin has for ages been well-known for creating the very best grand tourers in the world…
…but the One-77 can be considered as a different kind of beast entirely.
Constructed as an ultra limited run of just 77 cars, with a quite high price of around $1.5 million, the One-77 is a carbon fiber-bodied supercar with a remarkable top speed of 220 miles per hour.
The Dubai police probably wouldn’t want to use the One-77 for PIT maneuvers, however, their stunning speed and menacing looks would be useful in high-speed pursuits.
8. Lamborghini Aventador
Only couple of car manufacturers could really rival the Lamborghini’s reputation for creating the world’s most extreme road cars, and its all-wheel drive Aventador is a case in point.
Powered with the 691 horsepower mid-mounted V12 engine, the Dubai Police Aventador can speedup from 0-to-60 in under 3 seconds, and can reach a top speed of 217 miles per hour.
Even lined up against the others in the Dubai Police fleet, the Aventador is simply one of the most insane cars ever to serve on the right side of The Thin Blue Line.
9. Ferrari FF
It might have a reputation as one most polarizing looking Ferraris constructed in recent years, but the all-wheel drive V12-powered car for sure is a all supercar.
0-to-60 strikes in just 3.7 seconds, and its top speed is a blistering 208 miles per hour.
10. BMW i8
The BMW i8 is the latest inclusion to the Dubai Police fleet, and since the introduction in 2014, the futuristic BMW has been acclaimed as the future of supercars.
Having its mid-mounted three-cylinder engine connected to two electric motors producing 357 horsepower…
…the i8 goes from 0-to-60 in 4.2 seconds, on its way to an electronically limited top speed of 155 miles per hour.
And when you compare with some of the Dubai’s other supercars, it is nice to see that the Dubai Police in this case chooses a more practical car:
the i8’s 76 miles per gallon should help the police department cut down on fuel costs.
There is probably no other police department in the world that does public relations quite like the Dubai Police.
Their collection of supercars has raised the department’s profile to global levels, and with every new car, the department stays in the headlines for the right reasons.
The cars may see little of the daily wear and tear that most police cars endure, but their function is just as important.
Dubai is one of the most wealthy and attractive cities in the word, its unique fleet of police supercars is a reminder of why Dubai is unlike anyplace else on earth.