Abu Dhabi Police Get £2m 239mph Supercar As Their New Patrol Vehicle

Chris Parsons
·News Editor
Rare: The Lykan HyperSport being tested in Abu Dhabi. (CEN)
Rare: The Lykan HyperSport being tested in Abu Dhabi. (CEN)

British cops driving Vauxhall Astras - prepare to feel jealous.

Police in Abu Dhabi have been issued with this supercar - a 239mph Lykan HyperSport, reportedly the third most expensive car in the world.

The HyperSport, which featured in the latest Fast and Furious movie, costs £2.16m and is one of the world's rarest supercars.

Only seven have reportedly ever been made, and according to its manufacturers, the HyperSport is the third costliest car in the world behind the Lamborghini Veneno and the one-off Maybach Exelero.

Abu Dhabi's police fleet have now taken delivery of one of the super-rare vehicles, where luxury vehicles are pretty much the norm for the authorities.

Nearby Dubai boasts a police fleet including a Lexus RCF, equipped with computers and cameras, a McLaren MP4-12C, Aston Martin One-77, Audi R8, Bugatti Veyron, Mercedes SLS, BMW M6, Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari FF, and a Bentley Continental GT.

Abu Dhabi's HyperSport has a flat six-cylinder twin turbo 3.7 litre (3,746 cc) made by RUF, which is capable of producing a total output of 740 HP (552 kW) and it has a peak torque of 960 Nm (708 lb-ft). The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration takes 2.8 seconds and its top speed stands at 385 km/h (239 mph). The Lykan HyperSport is made by W Motors, a Lebanese based company and it is the first Middle Eastern supercar.

A spokesman for the manufacturer confirmed: 'Abu Dhabi Police took delivery of their Special Edition Lykan HyperSport on Monday. It will be on tour in Abu Dhabi from this week onwards.'

And police spokesman Brig Hussain Al Harthi, director of central operations, confirmed: 'We brought it into the country last week for pilot-testing. We haven’t bought it yet, because we want to test it first to see if it fits Abu Dhabi police’s requirements.'

The pilot-testing of the Lykan comes on the heels of unveiling a Rolls-Royce Phantom with a 999 number plate to mark the opening of the GCC Traffic Week in March. The luxury car is being used for special events and not on daily patrols.

The ultra-rare supercar is worth £2.16m. (CEN)
The ultra-rare supercar is worth £2.16m. (CEN)