Arabian city gets $550,000 police car
Dubai is a city in the United Arab Emirates, which is located southeast of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula.
The sports car, painted in green-and-white colors of the Dubai force, will not likely be roaring after law breakers. Instead, it will be mostly dispatched to tourist areas. They want to show — in the words of deputy police director, Gen. Khamis Matter al-Muzaina — "how classy Dubai is."
Lamborghini claims the car can reach 62 mph in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 217 mph.
Local media reports Thursday say the Italian-made Lamborghini Aventador is the crown jewel of a wider upgrade in Dubai police wheels. The force also is adding some American muscle car Camaros.
Dubai seeks to show it has rebounded from its debt crisis with brash plans that include the world's largest Ferris wheel and a satellite city named after the city-state's ruler.
Critical thinking challenge: Why does Dubai want such a fast, expensive police car?
- Posted on April 11, 2013