Dubai police go on patrol in a Ferrari
The Dubai police have unveiled the latest addition to its patrol fleet: a Ferrari. This will join a Lamborghini Aventador in making the Dubai traffic police one of the fastest patrols on the planet.
The Ferrari FV boasts a monstrous 660bhp V12 engine, which helps power the sports car to a top speed of 208mph and is capable of completing the 0-62mph sprint in just 3.8 seconds.
The city state has emblazoned its fleet of supercars with its distinctive green and white colours, with the police unveiling its latest addition during a ceremony at the base of the world's tallest building, the Burj al-Khalifa.
Dubai's police chief Lieutenant General, Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, commented: '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.'
He further added: 'We have been pleasantly surprised for the reaction of people on the Lamborghini, so we said a Ferrari would be a good choice too.'
It has been reported that the use of sports cars in the police force will act as a deterrent for owners of other high-powered vehicles from breaking the speed limit. Especially with the rise of enthusiastic young male drivers who use Dubai's desert motorways as racetracks.
However, other reports believe that the Ferrari police vehicle will be used by Dubai's female police officers, in order to patrol tourist hotspots.
Along with the Ferrari and Lamborghini models, Dubai's police force's fleet also includes a Chevrolet Camaro SS, a Dodge Charger and a BMW 5-Series.
Here in the UK, our crimefighters patrol the streets in Vauxhall Insignias and Fiat Pandas.
Two tickets to Dubai please.
Written by Glenn Doyle.