Although the emirate’s police force has long boasted an impressive fleet of cars, the new addition takes its power to new heights.
The Abu Dhabi Police have just bought themselves a $3.4 million Lykan Hypersport, which boasts such impressive performance that any criminals will find it almost impossible to outrun the police.
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Abu Dhabi police buy one of the fastest production cars in the world
Although the Abu Dhabi police has some powerful machines at its disposal, their new toy promises 770 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque, figures which are hard to match. The power is provided by a 3.8-liter flat-six Porsche engine, which has been tuned by the highly-renowned RUF.
Buyers of the Lykan Hypersport can choose from a six-speed sequential gearbox or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, and the car is insanely fast. In testing it has gone from 0-60 miles per hour in just 2.8 seconds, and reached a top speed of 240 miles per hour.
Up to this point, the stated performance figures have caused a stir among the petrol-head community, but very little of the car has been seen in real life. We may be about to see just what the car can do as it chases criminals on the mean streets of Abu Dhabi. Assuming the images are correct, of course.
A new meaning to the phrase “high-speed chase”
If the Lykan Hypersport is being used by the police, criminals in Abu Dhabi will only have a chance of outrunning them if they are driving specially tuned versions of Lamborghinis, or maybe a Koenigsegg One:1. It is a very exclusive collection of criminals that will ever truly put the Lykan Hypersport through its paces.
It is not only in Abu Dhabi that those with a desire to enact a real version of “Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit” will find the odds of being captured significantly shortened. The police force in the nearby emirate of Dubai also boasts a seriously impressive collection of supercars, which they showed off in this well-produced and oh-so-modest promotional video.