The Dubai police force has added yet another incredible supercar to its fleet and this time it’s a Bugatti Veyron. Now the bad guys there will have to outrun the fastest production vehicle in the world, so unless they’re driving the same car, they are out of luck.
The Bugatti Veyron joins an already impressive fleet of vehicles that the Dubai police department has decked out in their signature green and white paint job. They’ve got a Lamborghini Aventador, an Aston Martin One-77, and a Ferrari FF in the fleet already so the Bugatti should feel right at home parked with such elite company.
The rest of the cars, however, might feel a little inferior since the Bugatti packs some serious punch. As the most powerful car in the their fleet, the Bugatti Veyron will hunt down criminals with a quad turbo, 16-cylinder engine that produces more than 1,000 horsepower. Just thinking about being chased by that thing should be enough to make you throw your hands in the air and give up.
Major General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina has said in the past that these cars won’t necessarily be burning up the roadways in Dubai, but will be used more to police tourist areas and enhance the country’s upscale reputation. That means you might catch a glimpse of it if you happen to be at the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.
Still, it’s hard to imagine that not one of the cops assigned to drive a supercar has taken it out on the highway, just to be sure everything is working properly.
I also can’t help but wonder how they decide who gets to drive it every day. “Bob, you get that sedan. Mike, I like you better, here are the keys to the Bugatti.” I’d think it’d bring office politics to a whole new level of crazy.
Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. Nicole also writes for NerdApproved and GeekMom.