The Dubai Police Bugatti Veyron Isn’t as Cool as We Hoped Mar 29, 2017 by Cedric (Driver Weekly)
Dubai is known extravagance so it should come as no surprise that the Dubai police force is using the fastest cop car in the world, the Bugatti Veyron. The Veyron is just the latest supercar to join the fleet. It can reach 407kmh (253mph) something that might come in handy if a high-speed chase after a spoiled prince in a Pagani. The Veyron also has an impressive acceleration to match, taking only 2.5 seconds to go from 0 up to 60 mph. But this comes with a catch.
Unfortunately, the Bugatti Veyron used on the Dubai police force won’t have much chance to put its powers to the test. Instead, this and other supercars are part of the police force’s goal of breaking down the barriers between the public and police by encouraging people to approach them and take pictures. It’s just, perhaps unsurprisingly, a publicity stunt.
At the same time, the most exciting part of the Bugatti Veyron used by the Dubai police force is its powertrain. This mid-engine is 710 millimeters (28 inches) long, making the same size as a conventional V12 despite having 16 cylinders. It was constructed to be lightweight, so it only weighs 490 kilograms (1,080 pounds). This 8-liter W16 has 4 turbochargers, and the first models produced could generate 1,001 horsepower while the later ones increase this to 1,200. The Dubai officers lucky enough to drive will control the Veyron with its dual-clutch gearbox that is the fastest in the world, perfect for a cop car. The Dubai Police now owns 14 supercars that we can hope will one day be put to use chasing oil-soaked multimillionaires driving McLarens.