Dubai Police Add Lamborghini Aventador Patrol Car
A 700 horsepower patrol car may be very useful for high-speed car chases — or maybe it just perfectly complements the opulent display of wealth that has become Dubai’s forte. The latest addition to the emirate’s collection of glamorous possessions is a slick white-and-green Lamborghini Aventador for its police force, reported Yahoo Autos. The announcement was made through the force’s twitter feed, @DubaiPoliceHQ , which sparked off a frenzy of tweets with the hash tag #OnlyinDubai.
950-Horsepower LaFerrari Is the Supercar to Beat for the Next 10 Years
All told, the LaFerrari (yes, we know it’s redundant) tips the scales at a mere 2,800 pounds. That’s enough to get it from zero to 60 MPH in considerably less than three seconds and hit 124 MPH in under seven seconds. And for the real stats junkies out there, note that the LaFerrari laps the automaker’s Fiorano test track in under 1:20 – five seconds faster than the $1.2M Ferrari Enzo it replaces.
Ferrari’s hybrid system employs a pair of electric motors (one to power the wheels and another to power accessories), while a 132-pound lithium-ion battery pack is strapped to the back of the passenger compartment and sucks in spare energy when clamping down on the four sets of massive carbon ceramic brakes. And naturally, the entire carbon fiber chassis is handmade, both more rigid and lighter than anything Ferrari has ever created.
While Porsche has the upcoming 918 Spyder hybrid, McLaren has its new P1 and Lamborghini has …this thing, LaFerrari’s specs and stats will be hard to beat by the powerplayers of the hypercar world. And it’s going to be an interesting year, as all four are arriving in the next nine months.
Pricing isn’t being released, but something in the $1.2-1.5M range is expected. Not that it matters – all 499 examples have supposedly been spoken for.
Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi. pic.twitter.com/ByXnEPot3G
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