It’s got cop tires, cop suspension, cop shocks, but it won’t run on regular gas. And you won’t out run it.
It’s an argument that’s been around for as long as there have been two cars. It probably started when the second person hopped on a horse. Whose is faster, mine or yours? When it comes to police cars, the fastest one isn’t the Dodge Charger or the Ford Police Interceptor EcoBoost. Not by a long shot, according to Guinness World Records.
The world’s fastest police car was the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 owned by the Italian Carabinieri. It could hit 370 km/h. Note that I said was, because there’s a new sheriff in town. Now, the title belongs to the Dubai police force.
Dubai has no shortage of absurdly fast cruisers, like an Aston Martin One-77, BMW i8s, a Brabus-tuned G-Wagen, and a Mercedes-AMG GT. But the top-cop in their fleet is the Bugatti Veyron.
Guinness World Records has named the Dubai PD’s Veyron as the fastest police car in service. It can fly from 0-100 km/h in a donut-dropping 2.5 seconds on the way to a top speed of 407 km/h. That’s what you get when you have four turbochargers, 8.0L, and 16 cylinders working together to make 1,000 hp.
The limited edition Veyron retails for about $3 million CAD, but the budget doesn’t seem to be an issue for the DPD. That’s a good thing for a car that needs $30,000 oil changes and $40,000 sets of tires. With costs like that, this one probably doesn’t spend half the day at idle like your average cruiser.
Dubai’s exotic fleet of super-cruisers isn’t for chasing down super-speeders. It’s actually a public relations exercise. They want to get the attention of tourists and locals and show them that the police are friendly and approachable. Like mounted officers here doing parades. It certainly gets our attention and makes us want to approach them. And maybe ask for a ride. In the front seat, though.
If you want to see more of their fleet, they’ve even made a gorgeous video of some of the highlights for you to watch.