Police in the United Arab Emirates have added a Maserati GranTurismo car to their advanced collection, which can reach up to 300km/h.
Dubai Police Head Quaters introduced this four-seater coupe on social media this week, with the message: “Your security, our happiness.”
The new luxury model joins Dubai’s fleet of elite sports cars, which also includes a Lamborghini Aventador, a Bugatti Veyron and a McLaren MP4-12C, as well as an Aston Martin One-77 — one of only 77 ever made.
“The impressive police patrol is equipped with a V8 engine developed in conjunction with Ferrari,” Dubai police said.
The GranTurismo retails for more than AU $150,000.
Using sports cars as patrol vehicles is part of Dubai Police’s strategy of bolstering security presence in tourist destinations, police chief Al Marri reportedly said.
They’ll be stationed at popular tourist spots across the emirates, including the Burj Khalifa, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard and Jumeirah Beach Residence.
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