The Dubai police force has just been presented with a certificate by Guinness World Records for having the world’s fastest police car in service — a Bugatti Veyron — just one of its 14-strong fleet of supercars.
The police fleet includes a bespoke Aston Martin One-77, of which only 77 were ever built, a Bentley Continental GT, three hybrid Porsche Panameras and two BMW i8s.
The previous record holder belonged to the Italian police force with the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4, which has a top speed of 230 mph (370 km/h).
But Dubai’s police superfleet isn’t used for high-speed chases down Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, or very many police duties at all for that matter. Instead, the cars cruise around the Dubai Mall area and Jumeirah Beach Residence in search of tourists and attention.
And guess what? You can hail a police car and snap a selfie with the driver in Dubai.