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'Classy' Dubai police add Lamborghini Aventador to patrol fleet

What does a city full of supercars need to keep its streets safe? Apparently, another 217-mph supercar.

By Clifford Atiyeh Apr 12, 2013 4:59AM
Nothing to see here -- just a Lamborghini Aventador patrol car keeping watch on those mean streets of Dubai.

We originally thought an Aventador with a light bar was another dumb decal job meant for tacky supercar rallys like the Gumball 3000, but the Dubai Police have confirmed that yes, this Lamborghini is here to show "how classy Dubai is."

In a city bleeding with tax-free wealth and unregulated banking, supercars dot Dubai's streets like buskers in Manhattan subways. Nearly every YouTube video shows the same shot: multimillion-dollar strings of exotics valeted at the Mall of the Emirates, which just happens to have its own indoor ski resort.

That's where the police tweeted a photo of the car, just outside the covered entrance where the rarest, most ridiculously painted vehicles in the world show up day in and day out.

Lamborghini Aventador police car (c) Dubai Police
But this $550,000 Aventador isn't the last sports car for the department. Strangely enough, it's also adding the Camaro SS to the fleet in order to "enhance its patrolling abilities."

Lamborghini Aventador Dubai police car (c) VVIT FM
This, in a city built by migrant workers with few to no civil rights, in a country that hasn't granted full suffrage to its citizens and that leaves five of its seven emirates in relative poverty, is needed. But given that Dubai is a triple-distilled, ultra-select Las Vegas -- but under Islamic rule, without the alcohol -- money is seen as wasted only when it's not being spent.

It's not the first Lambo cop car, either. In Qatar, the Doja police have a Gallardo traffic car. So did the Italian police, who wrecked it.

[Source: VVIT FM, Dubai Police]
143Comments
Apr 12, 2013 6:12AM
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Ladies and gentlemen, this is where your gas money is going.
Apr 12, 2013 10:35AM
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And we are considered wasteful American Pigs???? Ha HAaa
Apr 12, 2013 10:15AM
Apr 13, 2013 3:19AM
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If we export oil now why has gas risen at the pump so damn high?
Apr 12, 2013 11:10AM
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So what does he do if his chasing a car that doesn't want to stop? hit him? those are some expensive repairs.
Apr 12, 2013 10:30AM
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Been the same for the past 20 years, wasted money on the rich.
Apr 12, 2013 10:07AM
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How much aid are we sending them ???
Apr 12, 2013 5:31AM
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I think it looks good with the police lights! There is nothing "tacky" about a police cruiser, and I like their White and Green color scheme. It works well.
Apr 12, 2013 10:57AM
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I hate to be that guy, but price at the pump and price per barrel are only slightly related. The price at the pump is mostly dictated off of local, state, and federal taxes as well as supply and demand. Obama (I do not support him in any way) has almost nothing to do with the price at the pump. 

The good news is, thanks to our energy booms in West Texas, Eastern New Mexico, North Dakota, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, the crude import ports near Houston have turned into export ports :) Maybe Houston will have a few Hennessey Vipers rolling around soon. 
Apr 12, 2013 9:42AM
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Honestly, we use the oil profits to re-invest in drilling, off shore rigs and generally searching for more oil!!!
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