Dubai Police cars fleet recruits Nissan GT-R

Time Out Dubai has pictures and video as Dubai Police cars fleet recruits Nissan GT-R. Find out all about the luxury cars used.

Dubai Police cars had added a brand new pair of cars to their iconic fleet.

In their continued efforts to fight crime - and catch our attention for being awesome and unlike any other force on the planet - they announced today, the Nissan GTR and Nissan Patrol (ok, that second one we have loads of on the road) were now part of the bridage.

Joining the likes of Bugatti Veyron, Ferrari FF, Audi A8, McLaren MP4-12C, Aston Martin One-77 and Lamborghini Aventador, the Nissans are functional and flashy. The GTR was only unveiled officially by the car manufacturer on Monday, and boy does it look good.

The latest evolution of a model launched back in 2007, it is renowned for hitting speeds in excess of 100kph in the blink of an eye. According to official specs on the 2017 model now available to Dubai Police, this car can hit three figures in less than three seconds.

In comparison, the BMW i8, also part of the fleet, does the same in 4.4 seconds, and has a top speed of 256kph.

On top of that, car fans have much to look forward to from the Nissan GTR. According to a teaser video launched by the company, the fearsome machine has 'broken records', although specifics have been kept under wraps. A short clip released on their YouTube page hit more than 200,000 view in the first couple of days, and it appears to show the car on a UAE runway. We'll have more on that soon.

Dubai Police don't just stop at cars, either. According to reports last year, an order was made for latest jetpack technology to be used around the emirate.

New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft signed a deal for up to 20 to arrive year, each priced at $250,000 (Dhs918.446).

The civil defence force plan on training officers to use the vehicles for rescue operations, particularly helpful for fire departments tackling the tall towers in the city. They can get going as quick as a motorbike or car would and all that riders need to set up is a helmet and harness in place.

As part of the new move there will also be tests to see if a pilot could fly jetpacks with nobody in them up to a scene, in drone fashion.

Jetpacks can move at up to 45mph and reach 3,000ft, hovering in the air even when controls are not being pressed, however they can only fly for up to 45 minutes at a time.

NISSAN GTR
Images courtesy of nissanusa.com

More from Things to do

Artist joins Sam Smith, The Weeknd and Guns N Roses for the November event

It's free to take part and no experience is needed

There will be fireworks at La Mer, plus discounts across the city

Entering couldn’t be easier…

Sunrise sessions are back at At The Top

Here’s how you can tackle every emirate in the UAE in one day

Newsletters

Follow us