Dubai Police add 300kph Maserati GranTurismo to patrol fleet
The unit now boasts 15 supercars, including a McLaren MP4-12C and a Bugatti Veyron
Dubai Police has added yet another supercar to its fleet of luxury patrol vehicles.
The sleek Maserati GranTurismo has a 4.7-litre, V8 engine and can reach speeds of up to 300kmph.
The addition brings the number of Dubai Police supercars to 15, including a McLaren MP4-12C, a Bugatti Veyron and an Aston Martin One-77 - one of only 77 ever made.
“[The] Maserati GranTurismo joins our fleet of patrols,” Dubai Police announced on Twitter on Wednesday.
The city introduced its first ultra-fast patrol car, the Lamborghini Aventador, back in 2013, and has since gone on to add to its collection.
A Ferrari FF, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and a Bentley Continental GT are also form part of their squad.
The supercars of the UAE police – in pictures
In 2015, Abu Dhabi Police showcased a liveried Lykan HyperSport by Dubai-based carmaker W Motors. Security Media
From left, a Porsche Panamera, BMW i8 hybrid sports car and a Brabus 700, all in the Dubai Police colours, pictured in 2015. Dubai Police
A few million dirhams of Dubai Police metal outside the Dubai International Motor Show in 2017: from left, a Nissan GT-R, an Audi R8, a Bentley Continental GT and a BMW i8. Satish Kumar for The National
A Mercedes-Benz SLS-AMG on the Dubai Police fleet in 2015. WSF Creative
Dubai Police's Brabus 700, which is a Mercedes-Benz G 63 modified by German company Brabus. WSF Creative
The Bugatti Veyron, once the fastest production car in the world, has been one of the most expensive cars in Dubai Police's collection. EPA
An Aston Martin One-77, one of a limited edition of 77 cars, in Dubai Police livery at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai in 2013. Sarah Dea / The National
A fleet of Dubai Police supercars led the way during the fourth stage of the Dubai Tour cycling race in 2014. Christopher Pike / The National
Dubai Police's Brabus 700 was unveiled at the Dubai International Motor Show in 2013. Pawan Singh / The National
A Lamborghini Aventador in Dubai Police colours. Dubai Police
A Bentley Continental GT from Dubai Police's fleet at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai in 2013. AFP
The Lamborghini Aventador is capable of speeds of up to 350km per hour. Dubai Police
The BMW i8, which is a hybrid vehicle, adds an environmental edge to Dubai Police's glittering fleet. Dubai Police
Two new Audi R8s (centre) were added to the Dubai Police roster in 2016. Grayling
A McLaren MP4-12C was given the green-and-white treatment in 2013. Dubai Police
Dubai Police's Ghiath, aka the 'Beast Patrol', fights crime by using artificial-intelligence systems with facial-recognition technology. Victor Besa/The National
Dubai Ambulance's Ford Mustang. Courtesy: Aletihad
The Rolls-Royce Wraith is the most luxurious of Dubai Police's fleet. Courtesy Dubai Police
The Ministry of Interior's Lamborghini Aventador. Lamborghini
Dubai Police officers will be taking to the road in a new fleet of Renault Zoes.
Eight Chevolet Bolt EV cars are now being used by Dubai Police. Chevrolet
One of Dubai Police's new Peugeot electric cars that will be stationed at Dubai Airports. Dubai Media Office
Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, commander-in-chief of Dubai Police, said their latest vehicle formed part of plans to increase police presence in areas such as Burj Khalifa, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard and Jumeirah Beach Residence.
The force’s $2million Bugatti Veyron was awarded a Guinness World Record for the fastest police car in the world in 2017, having displaced a Lamborghini Gallardo in operation in Italy.
With a top speed of 400kmph, the Bugatti is capable of driving from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 20 minutes.
Updated: May 15, 2019 12:54 PM