Monday, April 15, 2013

Who Needs Robo-Cop?

Dubai's police force has lifted the covers on its latest weapon in the fight against crime - a $700,000 Lamborghini Aventador!
Dubai isn't the first police force to roll out a Lamborghini patrol car - but this is the definitely among the fastest of the world's crime-fighting supercars.
The specially modified Italian-crafted Aventador is painted in the Dubai force's green and white livery, and is the start of a major upgrade to its fleet, which already includes some US-made Chevy Camaro muscle cars.
The Lambo-Cop is capable of hitting 100km/h in around three seconds and screams its way to an impressive top speed of 350km/h. Recent police figures show 15% of traffic fines issued in Dubai every day are for driving at speeds in excess of 210kmph (130mph), so expect more speedsters to be nabbed by this new addition. However, as it's only a two-seater, I can't see it ferrying too many suspects off to jail.
Dubai, on the Persian Gulf coast of the United Arab Emirates, is one of the wealthiest and most glitzy cities in the world, and the most expensive city in the Middle East. It's reknowned for visible affluence and some stunning architecture.
The police say the car - bearing the customised number plate '8' - will be working mostly in tourist areas of the bling-bling city, as a way of underlining to visitors "how classy Dubai is."
Mind you, I think visitors may be more impressed by a zero crime rate, as an illustration of "how classy" the show-off city really is!

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