Police cars: They need to be able to haul loads of gear, and they should (ideally) be quick. Dubai police’s newest patrol vehicle isn’t much of the former, but it’s a whole lot of the latter. It’s the Maserati GranTurismo, and it’s donning a cop uniform.
Granted, it doesn’t have the biggest trunk out there, nor is it the most practical patrol car out there, but it makes up for it with its engine. Under its lengthy hood is a 4.7-liter V8 engine that’s good for 460 PS, which should be more than enough to deter those thinking about prodding the accelerator a little bit deeper. It can spring into action quickly too, with a 0 to 100 km/h time under five seconds, and can keep going all the way to 295 km/h.
It even comes equipped with the police car essentials such as flashing strobes, which are mounted on the inside of the vehicle, as well as a radio. Speed monitoring equipment is also a given. Just don’t expect to squeeze in perps at the back of it. Now on active duty, the GranTurismo is now officially part the Dubai Police Force’s (very) high-performance fleet, which now consists of over 20 cars.
However, the Maserati isn’t even the most extreme police car they have, and a quick browse through Google shows some top-shelf exotica. Some of these include a Ferrari LaFerrari, Porsche 918, Lykan Hypersport, and the Pagani Huayra. Even their Bugatti Veyron is still around. These cars aren’t exactly used for general duties however, and spend most of their time patrolling the tourist hotspots of the country.
Of course, those aren’t the only cars the Dubai Police Force uses. Their more pedestrian fleet consists of BMW 5 Series sedans, Toyota Land Cruiser Prados, and in some areas, Nissan Patrols, just to name a few. With a fleet like that, it sure sounds tempting to be a highway patrol officer over there.