Today The Car Spotter will be discussing the latest supercar added to the Abu Dhabi Police fleet, a £285,000+ ($430,000+, €396,000+) Rolls-Royce Phantom finished in the Abu Dhabi Police livery, white and purple with a 999 registration plate.
Known as one of the most luxurious supercars on the planet, the Rolls-Royce Phantom features suicide doors, extended legroom for the rear passengers, indulgent upholstery and ride suspension that gives the passengers the impression of floating.
The Phantom is no slouch either, with a 6.8 litre V12 engine that produces 453bhp and 720Nm torque. The Rolls-Royce Phantom can hit 0-60mph in 6.1 seconds and has a top speed of 155mph.
Appearing on social media, the official unveiling occurred yesterday at Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi to mark the opening of GCC Traffic Week 2015.
You can view a short clip of the Abu Dhabi Police Rolls-Royce Phantom below:
The Rolls-Royce Phantom will not be used for pursuing vehicles and criminals, instead it will be used to promote tourism and road safety.
Attracting worldwide attention in the past, Abu Dhabi Police also use Nissan GTR’s as regular police patrol vehicles.
In addition to Abu Dhabi Police, Dubai Police department have a significant number of supercars at their disposal including a Lamborghini Aventador, a very rare Aston-Martin One-77, a Mercedes SLS, a Bentley Continental GT Speed, a Ferrari FF, a Bugatti Veyron, a McLaren MP4-12C and a Can-am Spyder superbike.
Personally, I think adding the Rolls-Royce Phantom to the Abu Dhabi Police fleet may seem like overkill but it is making a statement promoting traffic week and aiding tourism. It has grabbed headlines and taken social media by storm which can only be a good thing. With the wealth the governments of middle-eastern countries have, the disposable income available can be used for the public sector to assist the general public and serve a good purpose. Partly though, the supercars are perhaps purchased to grab attention however they reduce journey and response times for the emergency services, helpful for the incidents attended.
0-60mph: 6.1 seconds
Top Speed: 155mph limited (250km/h)
Torque: 720 Nm (531 lb-ft)
Engine: 6.8 litre V12 engine
Transmission: 6-speed automatic or 8-speed automatic, RWD
Price: £285,000+, $430,000+, €396,000+
What are your thoughts on the Abu Dhabi Rolls-Royce Phantom Police car?
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