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Dubai police adds $1.4 million supercar to its fleet


Emirati police officers drive a Ferrari police vehicle in the Gulf emirate of Dubai on April 25, 2013.


Karim Sahib

Dubai Police appear to have secured a rare Bugatti Veyron to add to its supercar fleet, making headlines over the last few weeks. Police Chief Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, an outspoken Lieutenant General, tweeted a picture of the 1001 horsepower car on his verified account sporting its special livery.

The car, priced at more than $1.4 million, would be the most expensive in the fleet already comprising two Ferrari FFs, a Bentley Continental GT, Lamborghini Aventador, Mercedes SLS and an Aston Martin One.

A sprint to 62 miles per hour takes just 2.5 seconds and will go upwards of 250 miles per hour. It is the world's fastest production car and only 300 will ever be made. The city's maximum speed limit is capped at 75 miles per hour, with strict penalties for excesses.

In a recent statement, Dubai Police warned motorists not to be distracted by the vehicles on the road and not to take pictures while driving.

Dubai is bidding for the 2020 World Expo, and hopes the fleet will help build its case. Earlier this week, U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague announced that they would be backing the bid.

The supercar team is tasked with patrolling tourist areas around the area of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. It was not clear when the new car would hit the road.

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