David Pescovitz at 9:58 am Fri, Apr 12, 2013
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In Dubai, the fuzz drive Lamborghinis. Also, BMW 5 Series, Chevy Camaros, and Dodge Chargers. (Laughing Squid)
No front bars on it… I’d love to see this thing try the PIT maneuver.
If you try that at 130+ mph, I doubt either driver will be alive to arrest or be arrested.
Did they at least spring for the neon kit?
Yeah, those cheap bastards!
The plus: 200+ mph top speed
The minus: Criminals can evade you by taking roads with bumps larger than 1/4″ in height.
I don’t actually know – how common are such roads in Dubai (specifically in this car’s patrol area)?
Can it survive a camel-collision?
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0 to 60 in 5 seconds, and takes 10 minutes to get out.
Funny what happens to my money when I pour it into my gas tank.
That country is going to leave a lot of interesting artifacts for future archaeologists to puzzle over after the oil runs out.
The same oil that accounts for only 5% of Dubai’s economic output?
It’s like the Caymans, but bigger.
This is due to the fact that 15% of those caught speeding are going 130mph or faster per the NPR story I heard this morning.
“The only way to stop a bad guy with a Lamborghini…”
To catch a Lambo you first must become a Lambo
More like girl with a Lambo lol
…is with a Motorola.
I have only seen photos of Dubai, but it seems like this surreal toy city that is eerily vacant all the time.
Can anyone who has actually been there verify or deny this? Are there actually any people in that place?
I assume that when it gets 120F° plus everybody stays indoors.
I live and work here in Dubai (am American, lived in London the last 10 years).
It is definitely “surreal” and has a lot of “toy” elements to it.
But it is far from vacant and is absolutely heaving with activity. It has one of the world’s busiest ports, busiest airports, is home to over 120 different nationalities, and is booming with construction everywhere.
They say there are over 2 billion people within a five hour flight of here, and you see it everywhere. I’ve never lived somewhere so diverse and mixed, and this includes New York and London.
So “surreal”, yes, but “vacant’, far from it.
Dubai is great, I went there lots of times and there is people out there lol
The place is full of people. Are you stupid?
I’ve been there twice.
This is what you have to buy to catch the bored rich kids racing their sports cars.
Hmmm… is that Prowl or Barricade?
Definitely Prowl. =X
The Italian State Police had a couple of Lamborghini donated to them a few years back.
and they’ve already crashed one: http://aussieexotics.com/forum/lamborghini/italian-police-gallardo-crashed-5673.0.html
I believe one UK constabulary at one point had a Ferrari, confiscated to some drug lord and promptly repurposed by Her Majesty’s finest, which was then driven over a cliff by some absolutely-not-drunk-nossah plod.
Whenever I see a souped-up muscle car in police livery, I expect a plump redneck with sunglasses and chewing tobacco behind the wheel. It really projects an image of trigger-happy TSA-grade police work. A boring old standard issue car is much preferable. If I ever see one of these in the rear view mirror, it’s all over.
I would love to see them climb out of that car for a traffic stop. A walking stick might come in handy.
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I understand the story is about Dubai and Lamborghinis, but Oklahoma’s police force also drive Dodge Chargers, and Chevy Camaros. All of which seem unnecessary, and expensive.
Cars have become overly expensive lately, but both law enforcement spec versions of those cars aren’t markedly higher than any other level of needed vehicle when all things are considered.
Chargers & Camaros are still consumer class, a Lambo is in the halo ranks.
I have seen Vail, CO cops in Volvos. The nicest I’ve seen in the states.
I believe Aspen cops used to drive SAABs.
The stupidest police car…in the world.
Even a Lamborghini would automatically qualify as “the stupidest <something> in the world”, when driven by the pictured individual. He carries an infinite amount of stupidity on his own persona.
Stupid why they can’t pay their workers and have such police cars. Or just give the money for those who need it instead of that useless toy car.
This oppulence is just more slaps in the face of the slaves they use for building all of their infrastructure. Checkout the Vice / BBC expose on the “Slaves of Dubai” quite heartbreaking
Imagine this is so it is easier for them to catch all those fleet-footed migrant workers who are trying to escape the unending cycle of poverty and exploitation.
I give ‘em a week until they total it.
Never once I felt compelled to this extent to become a cop. Do they take foreign applicant?
Back in my day, Pursuit special units used to drive Ford Falcon XB…
They can’t even put a suspect on the backseat. I guess all they do it give tickets or take bribes.
Dubai people must have the smallest cocks in the world… they are always showing off with wasteful expensive things.
Sure, it’s all fun and flash until you have to stow the puking drunk.
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