Dubai Police Add Tesla Cybertruck to Supercar Fleet
Elon Musk’s crazy-fast pickup will be used to chase Lamborghinis and Ferraris in the opulent Middle Eastern metropolis.
The ultra-rich Middle Eastern police department announced on Twitter that the forthcoming all-electric pickup will join its stacked fleet crazy-fast cars, which also includes an Aston Martin One-77, Bugatti Veyron, Ferrari FF, Lamborghini Aventador, Mercedes G63 AMG, Nissan GT-R and McLaren MP4-12C. Car and Driver reports that the force is also getting a Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S four-door supercar.
— Dubai Policeشرطة دبي (@DubaiPoliceHQ) November 26, 2019
Speaking to Arabian Business, Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, said that the futuristic vehicle will be deployed in tourist-dense destinations including Burj Khalifa, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Jumeirah Beach Residence and La Mer.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk presented the Cybertruck in late November. Among its purported features are “unbreakable” metal-glass windows capable of withstanding small arms fire—a practical piece of equipment for a police department. Unfortunately, an on-stage demonstration at its initial unveiling, in which metal balls were thrown at the driver’s side windows, resulted in obviously cracked glass and a $770 million plummet in Musk’s net worth.
That snafu aside, the top-end tri-motor variant of the Cybertruck is billed with a 2.9-second zero-to-60 mph time and a $69,900 price tag. While the Dubai Police Force’s tweet included a 2020 date, production isn’t slated to begin in 2021. Hopefully Musk and co. can get that bulletproof glass up to snuff by then.