Dubai now officially has the fastest cop car in the world, after the city’s police department acquired a Bugatti Veyron earlier this month. Gulf News reported that the Dubai Police was catapulted into the the Guinness Book of World Records for the feat.
According to the Gulf News report, the world record certificate was presented to Dubai’s police chief Major-General Abdullah Khalifa Al Merri by a team from Guinness World Records.
A German-concept, Bugatti Veyron has a top speed of 407 kilometre per hour (kmph), and can reach 100 kmph under 2.5 seconds. A report in India’s NDTV noted that the car costed nearly 10.5 crore in Indian rupees. The swanky drive was awarded the best car of the decade 2000-09 by the British Broadcasting Corporation’s (BBC) Top Gear program.
Previously, the world’s fastest police car was a Lambhorgini which was being driven by US cops and had a top speed of 360 km/h, as per the Gulf News article. The Dubai Police already owns a Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4, Aston Martin One-77, Bentley Continental GT, Ferrari FF, Audi R 8, Nissan GTR, Mercedes SL 63 and the Maclaren MP4-12C, according to the news report.
Dubai’s cops will reportedly employ their swanky new vehicle to patrol around tourist sites including Burj Khalifa, according to Gulf News.
In India, cops usually drive around in a Maruti Gypsy or Toyota Innova, which many claim belong to the class of heavy-duty cars that suit Indian roads well.
However, having a fast and stylish Veyron or a Lambhorgini wouldn’t hurt, will it?