Are the Dubai police looking for additions to their squad? Because we could use an excuse to drive this Lamborghini Aventador, which the city of Dubai has given to its force.
The 217 mph machine costs about $400,000, making it, uh, high-end, to say the least. The oil-rich Dubai (with its awesome buildings) can probably afford it, and that oil might also help offset the car's fuel costs: as Yahoo! Autos points out, police cars spend most of their time idling, waiting for a crime, which makes this behemoth a gas-guzzler most other countries wouldn't have much reason to invest in.
So the question now is: Will this turbo-charged vehicle strike fear into the hearts of would-be criminals, or will they commit a crime just for a ride in the backseat?
The Lamborghini Aventador does not have a back seat.
I demand a buddy cop action/drama based in dubai right this instant.
NFS Most Wanted but IRL?
This is not a turbo charged engine. It's a naturally aspirated V12.
You don't need a backseat. You get executed right away. Not in the car or close to it, though.
What idiot with more money than sense payed for and/or approved of this absurdity? And, even more disturbingly, could Popsci writers REALLY not guess that this thing lacks a backseat? The turbocharging thing is almost permissible. But still wrong. Get your act together, guys.
Dear me. A Lamborghini police cruiser. What a farce. How about you hold a fundraiser or something instead? Maybe pay for some poor kid's school, or build a clinic out in the sticks somewhere?
Always defer to facts rather than philosophy.
@ J. James; Dubai has gone through many instances of buying due to more money than sense. But don't go acting like there aren't plenty of things right here at home in the same vein. Unlike most places, Dubai actually has need of a 4 wheeled rocket to be able to run down drunken playboys and the occasional member of a royal house. Do you have any clue of how Lamborghini's are treated there? Go to Dubai, and you'd see Lamborghini's ABANDONED. Something goes wrong? Buy another. Secondary market? Oh they would be people like U.S. oil execs in town for 6 months or a year-and then the car could very well be abandoned, or abandoned again, to sit somewhere til the next idiot with more money than sense comes along. Unlike here, a 210 mph car in Dubai is very common.