Tuesday, 23 April 2013
Bentley's turn to join Dubai Police's Lamborghini and Ferrari? Sources claim Bentley and Merc SLS are to join the superfleet, which already incudes a Lamborghini Aventador and a Ferrari FF
were unveiled as latest additions to the Dubai Police fleet, which has
already undergone a stylish makeover that would do any fashion house
After shifting gear to include a Chevrolet Camaro, a BMW 5 series, a
Lamborghini Aventador and a Ferrari FF, news is that a Bentley and a
Mercedes SLS are to cruise into the police garages.
A leaked image has surfaced online, showing both the models in
pristine white in a similar garage to where the earlier cars were
spruced up with the Dubai Police insignia.
While no official statement has yet been made on the two new additions
to the sporty family of patrol cars, a source with knowledge to the
makeover has confirmed the authenticity of the image and reiterated
that the Bentley Continental GT and Mercedes SLS are the new
Prominent lawyer, Dr Habib Al Mulla has also tweeted the same, saying:
"Dubai Police is adding a Bentley and a Mercedes SLS to its supercar
The source also revealed that several new additions the patrol fleet
will be unveiled in the coming weeks, with many cars being offered to
the authorities to make these city streets safer in a stylish way.
Twitter world has already offered up several suggestions, with the
Bugatti Veyron emerging as the top choice for the family offspring,
followed by a Porsche 911 Turbo and the Audi R8 Spyder.
Earlier this month, Dubai Police unveiled images of the Camaro and the
Beemer 5 series on its official Facebook and Twitter accounts, as part
of a public campaign to spruce up the supercar patrolling fleet.
Later, the authority brought traffic to a standstill when the
Lamborghini Aventador took to the streets with its number '8'license
plate, and full regalia in the green and white colours of the
The Ferrari FF was unveiled a few days later.
Lt General Dhahi Khalfan Al Tamim, Dubai's police chief, said the
luxury sports cars were slated to be used for security purposes, with
the Ferrari FF being driven by female patrol officers.
With a fleet that is geared to hit 0-100kms in 3.5 seconds or so, even
if a high-speed chase is not on the road map, few would try to out run
these mean machines.
Incidentally, the Lamborghini Aventador retails for approximately Dh2
million, while the Ferrari FF is close to Dh900,000.