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Middle East

  The Middle East consists of countries in Western Asia and North Africa, with other countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Caucasus, and Central Asia also have ties to the region.

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We don’t know about you, but we just found the perfect job: being a police officer for the Dubai Police. Why? Well, we’re pretty sure you know the answer already: because of its incredible fleet.

Dubai officers can drive an Aston Martin One-77 , a Lamborghini Aventador or a Ferrari FF . The latest car dressing in Dubai Police uniform in the Camaro SS .

While it may not be as impressive as the other three supercars, the Camaro SS is still a sports car that not many officers can enjoy. Just like the other three supercars, the Camaro SS is dressed in a white livery paint with the usual green strips and the official Dubai Police badges.

On the U.S. market, a Camaro SS is priced at $33,535, but we are pretty sure that will all those police gadgets its value has been increased to more than $100k.

Click past the jump to read more about the standard Chevrolet Camaro SS.

Source: Carsession

Anybody that can proudly say they have a Ferrari FF, a Lamborghini Aventador , a Bentley Continental GT, and a Mercedes SLS AMG in their garage can lay claim to a pretty impressive supercar collection.

But in true spirit of Dubai’s opulence and love for the bombastic, its police force has just dressed up these four supercars in its official livery. But that’s not why the force has made news yet again. It’s back in the news because these supercars just weren’t for the luxurious fleet of police vehicles.

Nope. It has now added an Aston Martin One-77 into the mix. Talk about taking it a little too far, huh?

In an event photo posted by GT Spirit, it appears that the Dubai Police force is taking its fascination for exotic police cars to a whole new level. It’s one thing to have a Ferrari and a Lamborghini, but an Aston Martin that costs $1.4 million?

More importantly, it’s one of just seven Q-Series One-77 models that are in existence that it decided to deck in its now-familiar white and green garb. That in itself drives up the value to well over $2 million!

At this point, we wouldn’t be surprised if the Dubai Police gets its hands on a Bugatti Veyron and turns that one into a police car, too.

Click past the jump to read about the Aston Martin Q-Series One-77

Source: GT Spirit
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A few days ago, the Dubai Police took delivery of a patrol car unlike any other: a Lamborghini Aventador. Today it’s time for another supercar to join its fleet: a Ferrari FF . This special FF costs around 2 million Emirati Dirham (about $544,000 at the current exchange rates).

The two models have been added to the police fleet in an attempt to "enhance security on the roads in accordance with highest international standards and technical developments," according to an official statement coming from Lt Gen Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Dubai Police Chief. Both supercars will be used to provide best road security in different areas of Dubai.

Just like with the Aventador, the new FF Police Car is painted in a cool white paint with green stripes - official colors in the Emirates. It also features lots of sirens and for the interior it will most likely be offered with all the gadgets required by a police vehicle.

Hit the jump to read more about the Ferrari FF.

There’s something to be said for a country that doesn’t lack in wealthy people to have a police department with a patrol car like this.

In yet another example of Dubai’s fascination for high-priced exotic cars, the country’s police department has taken delivery of a patrol car unlike any other: a Lamborghini Aventador .

Now, understand. Supercar’s aren’t that uncommon in Dubai so it might be a good idea for the police to go after these exotics with an exotic of its own. You know, to “level the playing the field.”

But that doesn’t take away from the bombastic nature of having a 700-horsepower Italian supercar with a six-figure price tag serving as a law enforcement vehicle. It’s not out of the stretch of the imagination that these Aventador will be mostly a "display" police car and won’t be used in official duty.

But still, there’s a level of unrest seeing car like this in your rearview mirror with its lights flashing.

Click past the jump to see more exotics turned into police cars - for whatever reason

Source: Speeed

When it comes to stature, recognition and overall appeal, the exclusive Rimac Concept One still can’t hold a candle to the world famous Ferrari 458 Italia .

But everything else, well, that’s a different story.

In an attempt to show off the Concept One to the wealthy market in the Middle East, Croatian automaker, Rimac, decided to show what exactly its electric supercar is capable of. We already know the numbers: 1,073 horsepower and 1,180 pound-feet of torque, courtesy of four-in-wheel electric motors to go with a curb weight of 1,650 kg and a 0-to-100 km/h (62 mph) time of just 2.8 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 189 mph.

The Concept One’s capabilities were in full display after Rimac decided to pit it against the 458 Italia in a good ’ol drag race to see which car has the leg up over the other.

It must be said, though, that the 458 Italia’s 562 horses doesn’t come close to the numbers the Concept One can produce, but the whole point of the race, at least as far we’re concerned, is to show everyone with the money to spare - about $1 million, give or take - that the Concept One is worthy of all that dough.

And quite frankly, we agree.

W Motors LykanHypersport

Despite carrying a ridiculous price tag of $3.4 million, it looks like Arabian supercar builder, W Motors, will have no problems selling their 750-horsepower hypercar, the LykanHypersport.

Recently, the company announced that they had already received more than 100 orders for the LykanHypersport, a staggering number given the retail price it has. Then again, it might not be too far-fetched, considering the car’s main market is the Middle East, home to some of the richest people in the world who probably wouldn’t even notice the $3.4 million missing.

For all that money, you get a car that not only looks about as aggressive as the mythical wolf monsters attached to its name, but one that apparently had the design influence of the Magna Steyr design studio in Italy.

That probably explains why the supercar will be initially built in Italy before production continues in the Middle East sometime after.

And, did we mention the car produces 750 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque with a 0-to-60 mph time of 2.7 seconds with a top speed of 245 mph?

Source: inautonews
Maserati GranCabrio MC

It’s hard for rival automakers to find a consensus on topics regarding the industry, but every now and then, you’ll find that these companies are in agreement over a certain issue. The mass exodus from Iran appears to be one of them.

Last year, a number of automakers, including Porsche , Hyundai and Toyota , all announced their pullout from the Iranian market. Now, after mounting pressure from the group United Against Nuclear Iran, Italian supercar makers Lamborghini and Maserati have pulled also out of the country.

The decision to leave Iran was a response from calls made by the UANI during a press conference last October that outed the two automakers as still in business in the country. As soon as the conference ended, Lamborghini announced its departure with Maserati following suit. Maserati Maserati ’s case, in particular, seemed to catch a lot of people by surprise, including the automaker itself, particularly because its parent company, Fiat , had already announced it was ending their business in the country a few months earlier.

It’s no coincidence why these automakers are all pulling out of the country. Rising economic tensions are at the forefront of the move, and it’s easy to understand why the massive automotive pullout was being done to support anti-nuclear efforts.

Source: Algemeiner

Aston Martin’s 100th anniversary celebration is in full-swing. Days after revealing their special-edition Vanquish , dubbed the Centenary Edition , the British automaker has released a video chronicling another one of their publicity stunts as part of their centenary celebration.

This one takes us to the Middle East, particularly in Dubai where Aston Martin decided to take one of their flagship Vanquish supercars to a location where no car has probably been to before — the helipad of the super luxurious Burj Al Arab.

Other than for display purposes, we are unsure exactly what the Vanquish is going to do once it nestled itself on the helipad of the luxury hotel. But then again, the journey is more important than the destination in this particular case because Aston Martin had the car airlifted by helicopter.

It’s a pretty sweet video and you’ll notice that in the middle of it, the Vanquish was tilting sideways and just about ready to dive into the water. Good thing it was clamped down…

Rolls Royce announced a new Ghost Firnas Motif Edition limited to only five units and offered exclusively through Abu Dhabi Motors dealer. It was built as a tribute to legendary Arab inventor Abbas Ibn Firnas - a man who attempted a glider flight using man-made wings and feathers.

The new Ghost Firnas Motif Edition "introduces subtle yet exotic features that encapsulate the true essence of Arab Andalusian culture." Its distinctive features include elements like a hand-painted twin-coachline, finished with the Firnas Logo, a personalized flight emblem placed on the control display, and in the embroidery on the front and rear headrests. There is also a personalized tread plate with a wing design and featuring a personalized message: "Firnas motif – one of five".

Under the hood, the model keeps the usual turbocharged 6.6-liter V-12 engine that develops a total of 563 horsepower and a peak torque of 575 pound-feet of torque. This amount of power is enough to sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds and up to a top speed of 155 mph.

German automaker BMW has never been one to turn down a dealership looking to add some color to one of its vehicles. It’s the tried-and-tested "art car" treatment that BMW has come to be known for.

Yeah, we remember Jeff Koons’ work on the M3 GTS . That car even competed at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, although it didn’t have the kind of finish it was hoping for. Now another BMW art car has come out of the woodwork, except this time, it comes by way of the Umm Al Nar dealership in Abu Dhabi.

Unlike Koons’ M3 GTS, this 650i Gran Coupe Art Car is being shown only as part of the "Road is your Easel" art event, which will run until December 6, 2012.

As expected with an art car, the 650i Gran Coupe features a cacophony of colors that starts off with a purple and blue treatment on the front end before an abstract string of designs and colors take over and extend all the way to the rear. There aren’t any performance mods performed on this 650i Gran Coupe Art Car, which means that you can expect to see the same 4.4-liter V-8 engine that produces 445 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque that the standard model comes with.


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