Dubai police get a Bugatti Veyron
$1.6 million cop cruiser will give chase to nobody.
When Dubai bought a Lamborghini Aventador for its cash-rich police force, that was the only the start.
They indulged in even more rare exotica — a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, a Bentley Continental GT, and an ultra-rare special you’ll almost definitely never get to drive: the Aston Martin One-77. Those go right alongside dual Ferrari FFs and a McLaren MP4-12C, among others.
Now, as most of its Arab neighbors struggle with extreme poverty, Dubai has more ostentatious display than ever before: a police-issue Bugatti Veyron. A basic Veyron will run you a cool $1.6 million, remember.
Disappointingly, despite the fact that this is the fastest and most expensive car in the world, it won’t be used in police chases. Dubai Police chief Maj. Gen. Khamis Matter Al Mazeina told reporters the car would, in so many words, be a rolling billboard touting the Emirate’s incredible wealth. Of course, you could have guessed that. Are perps supposed to sit in the passenger seat? And if so, can’t you see yourself committing some petty offense for the opportunity?
On the Veyron's flanks, the social media hash tag #myDubai is supposed to engage the local community. Is it a great way to get people talking about Dubai? Yeah, probably. To get people visiting Dubai? Well, maybe . . . although we could think of better ways to spend $1.6 million.
Oh what ever will they do when their oil fields dry up and the money stops flowing in?
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