Soon after Lamborghini, Ferrari FF joins Dubai police spectacular fleet
DUBAI - Dubai police on Thursday showed off a new Ferrari they will use to patrol the city state, hot on the heels of a Lamborghini which joined the fleet earlier.
The car sporting the green and white of Dubai police was unveiled at the foot of the Burj al-Khalifa, the world's tallest building.
The Ferrari FF joins the Lamborghini Aventador, which was unveiled in Dubai’s Mall, the city’s most upmarket shopping plaza, on April 11.
"Dubai is a unique city and everything in it should reflect its uniqueness and for that reason police will add a Ferrari sports car to its patrol fleet,” said Dubai’s police chief Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim.
“We have been pleasantly surprised for the reaction of people on the Lamborghini, so we said a Ferrari would be a good choice too,” he said.
Costing around $300,000, the Ferrari FF boasts a V12 engine allowing it to reach top speeds of 208 mph, and is capable of going from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds.
It is thought the vehicle will be used by the Arab state’s female police officers to patrol Dubai’s busy tourist destinations.
The introduction of luxury Italian cars to the police force is being seen as a sign of economic recovery in the Gulf emirate where a housing bubble burst in 2008.