So much for the panda car! Cops in Dubai show off their crime-fighting 200mph McLaren SUPERCARS

December 27, 2013 | by | 1 Comment

Traffic police in Dubai have taken delivery of their latest crime-fighting tool – a 200mph McLaren SUPERCAR.

Officers in the super-rich emirate are known for their unconventional patrol cars.

And its latest addition is the Woking-built McLaren MP4-12C – one of the fastest cars to ever lap the legendary Top Gear track.

A McLaren supercar on police patrol in Dubai

A McLaren supercar on police patrol in Dubai

It has a twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre engine which develops a whopping 616bhp – almost six times the power of a typical British panda car.

The result is a police car which will accelerate from 0-62mph in 3.1 seconds and go all the way up to 205mph.

Dubai Police unveiled the McLaren this week, with the supercar given a full police livery along with flashing lights.

The McLaren, which costs around £175,000 before its police modifications, joins the force’s jaw-dropping fleet.

The cars have twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre engines which develops a whopping 616bhp - almost six times the power of a typical British panda car

The cars have twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre engines which develops a whopping 616bhp – almost six times the power of a typical British panda car

Officers stand by their stunning cars, which join an awesome fleet in the oil-rich country

Officers stand by their stunning cars, which join an awesome fleet in the oil-rich country

Other models used to combat crime include a  Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari F12, Bentley Continental and Mercedes SLS Gullwing.

There is also an Aston Martin One-77 – a rare supercar which comes with a £1.6 million price-tag.

All of these cars capable of speeds in excess of 190mph and the officers, who undergo special driver training, also have access to a Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Charger.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    “A McLaren supercar on police patrol in Dubai.” That looks like an Aston Martin to me.

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