It’s a city known for its excesses, but this still seems a far stretch even for somewhere of such wealth. Dubai Police have added a white and green £294,665 Lamborghini Aventador to their patrol fleet with numberplate ‘8’ – which has already drawn comparisons to the Eighties TV series Knight Rider. The city’s force confirmed last month that their patrol cars were getting a sporty makeover and they have since confirmed that sports cars will be introduced into the fleet to help patrolling on highways. The Aventador will certainly be useful when catching criminals on the road, as it can do 0 to 60mph in a mind-blowing three seconds and has a top speed of a whopping 217mph. Lamborghini launched the car this year to celebrate its 50th anniversary, and it has already sold out for this year and most of 2014, with several of the motors being shipped to Britain, reported the Sun.
Last year Dubai Police took on 50 Kia Mohaves and 35 were marked as patrol cars by the force. But it’s certainly not the first time a police force has got its hands on a Lamborghini supercar. In 2009 Italian police crashed a £150,000 model near Cremona, where it was at a student jobs fair, after swerving it to avoid another vehicle which crossed into its path and hitting two stationary cars. The car, which was painted in blue and white and given to the police by the car manufacturer in 2004, was beyond repair. It could do 0 to 60mph in four seconds and had a 500-horsepower engine.