No one will out run the Dubai police department

dubai-police-supercars-the-full-story-explained-59696_1BY GERRY MILES

Anyone’s who on the watch for their local road rangers can probably spot the end to end LEDs on a PD’s Dodge at least a half-mile away…and presumably slow down.

Bufford T. Justice with his squad car.

Bufford T. Justice with his squad car.

A strong set of iron will and determination will do more than an old Plymouth can take as Jackie Gleasonbuford as Sherrif Bufford T. Justice in Smokey and the Bandit anyways.

But there’s always the few goofs who feel they can outrun their local constabulary, like someone in New Hampshire — in a Nissan Vera no less —  tried the other day, only to be foiled by the state police airplane that tracked him effortlessly, allowing the cruisers to mosey up to the scofflaw in a parking lot. For the record, when the suspect got into heavy traffic the PD broke off pursuit fearing safety and citing protocol et al.

Bugatti Veyron PD

Bugatti Veyron PD

If you’re a resident of Dubai, it’s a $1.6 million Bugatti Veyron, a car capable of doing 267 mph and launching from 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds. In a city known for its luxury, this car is just the latest addition to the Dubai police force’s “super fleet.”

Lamborghini PD car

Lamborghini PD car

In Dubai, where money is not rare and they have built an indoor ski area – yes, indoor skiing – insert requisite donut joke here – police can chase down their caffeine in either an  Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini and or what are low-grade names such as Mercedes and Mustangs. A presser says this is now a $6 million PR mechanism way over there.

Aston Martin

Aston Martin

Perhaps in believing there’s no such thing as bad PR, the “squad” cars are paraded through the most luxurious neighborhoods of Dubai — is there a poor neighborhood in Dubai —  allowing locals to take pictures and marvel at the high-end sports cars.

To see what it’s like to have a Buggatti squad car on patrol, click on this link.

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