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Watch out speedsters: Dubai cops get Lamborghinis

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Emirati policemen patrol in a Lamborghini Aventador near Burj Khalifa in the Gulf emriate of Dubai on April 12, 2013. A sleek $550,000 Lamborghini Aventador, which can reach speeds of up to 217 mph, has joined the city's fleet of patrol cars to enhance the glizty Gulf emirate's trademark image of luxury and prosperity.

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MARWAN NAAMANI

Watch out, speedsters.

Cops in Dubai now have a fleet of $400,000 Lamborghinis that can reach 60 mph in under three seconds.

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The glitzy Middle Eastern city's police force made the announcement through its Twitter feed, @DubaiPoliceHQ, resulting in a flurry of tweets with the hash tag #OnlyinDubai.

"Dubai Police patrols, now at your service," the tweet read.

Officers paraded the sports car outside Dubai Mall, the world's largest shopping center, on Wednesday and posted images of the car in action.

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Capable of speeds up to 217 mph, the green-and-white Lamborghini Aventadors won't likely be going after the city's notorious speeders.

Mostly, they will be dispatched to major tourist landmarks.

In a written statement, the force said the car, with a custom license plate that bears the number 8, would be a step towards confirming the stature of Dubai as "a city of luxury in all of its facilities."

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