Dubai police add new squad car: $550,000 Lamborghini

This image released by the Dubai Police, shows a Lamborghini Aventador, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 11, 2013. AP Photo/Dubai Police

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates In a city of boundless bling, Dubai police also are in hot pursuit after adding a nearly $550,000 Lamborghini to its fleet.

The sports car, painted in green-and-white colors of the Dubai force, will not likely be roaring after law breakers. Instead, it will be mostly dispatched to tourist areas to show - in the words of deputy police director, Gen. Khamis Matter al-Muzaina - "how classy Dubai is."

Local media reports Thursday say the Italian-made Lamborghini Aventador is the crown jewel of a wider upgrade in Dubai police wheels. The force also is adding some American muscle car Camaros.

According to the Telegraph, the Lamborghini Aventador has a maximum speed of 217 mph and accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds.

Dubai seeks to show it has rebounded from its debt crisis with brash plans that include the world's largest Ferris wheel and a satellite city named after the city-state's ruler.

The police force unveiled the pricey addition to its squad car fleet via Twitter:

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