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Dubai police unveil Ferrari patrol car

Published: 8:53AM Friday April 26, 2013 Source: ONE News

  • Dubai Police force's Ferrari FF. (Source: Twitter: @DubaiPoliceHQ)
    Dubai Police force's Ferrari FF. - Source: Twitter: @DubaiPoliceHQ

Dubai police have unveiled the latest addition to its patrol fleet - a Ferrari.

It comes hot on the heels of a Lamborghini Aventador which was added to the ranks of the police patrol earlier this month.

The city state has emblazoned its fleet of supercars with its distinctive green and white colours.

Police unveiled the latest addition to the flashy squad during a ceremony at the foot of the Burj al-Khalifa, the world's tallest building.

"Dubai is a unique city and everything in it should reflect its uniqueness and for that reason police will add a Ferrari sports car to its patrol fleet," said Dubai's police chief Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim.

"We have been pleasantly surprised for the reaction of people on the Lamborghini, so we said a Ferrari would be a good choice too," he told GulfBusiness.com

It is believed the sportscars will be used as a deterrent for owners of high-powered vehicles from breaking the speed limit.

The police force is currently trying to curb the enthusiasm of young male drivers known to use Dubai's desert motorways as racetracks.

However, other reports suggested the Ferrari will be used by female police officers to patrol tourist hotspots.

The Ferrari FV boasts a V12 engine, which can reach top speeds of 208 miles-per-hour (334.7 km/h), and is capable of going from 0 to 60 mph (0 - 96 km/h) in just 3.7 seconds. It reportedly cost between $352,000 and $640,000.

Dubai police force's fleet also includes a Chevrolet Camaro SS, a Dodge Charger and a BMW 5-Series.

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