Why Does Abu Dhabi Police Need A 770-Horsepower $3.4 Million Lykan HyperSport? Seems Like One-Upping Dubai Was Critical [Video]

Abu Dhabi Police fleet has welcomed their newest supercar — the Lykan HyperSport. The 770-horsepower supercar can go from 0 to 100 km/hr. in 2.8 seconds and sports a price tag of $3.4 million. Did we mention the one bought by the Abu Dhabi Police is one of just seven units ever made?

The Lykan Hypersport, last seen by the common man as a stunt car driven by actor Vin Diesel in Fast and Furious 7, has been inducted into the Abu Dhabi police fleet. While Vin Diesel drove the super-expensive car through a window of an Etihad Towers skyscraper, this one might chase down errant drivers who consider the commuter roads as a race track.

Why would a police force need a Lykan Hypersport? The first Middle Eastern supercar is a RUF-developed twin-turbo, flat-six 3.8-liter engine which produces a massive 770bhp and develops 1,000 Nm of torque. The sweet and jaw-dropping engine is paired with a 6-speed sequential transmission. These components are forged to endure high G-forces, and the supercar is said to be extremely stable even when driven at very high speeds, owing to its extensively researched and tested aerodynamic body.

All The Lights Have Precious Stones And The Supercar is Built According to End-user Customizations

The supercar even offers a decent mileage, comparatively speaking. The car’s top speed is said to be 395 km/hr. From a cosmetic perspective, the Lykan that the Abu Dhabi police received has diamond-encrusted headlights and interior that seems to be akin to the Starship Enterprise from Star Trek.

But apparently there’s a completely different reason why the Lykan Hypersport is considered a worthy car for the Abu Dhabi police force. It seems there’s an ongoing tussle between the Abu Dhabi and the Dubai police force. Right after the Abu Dhabi police procured Lexus RCF supercar, the Abu Dhabi Police took delivery of a Rolls-Royce Phantom. The Lykan merely seems to be a preemptive strike against the Dubai police.

The Dubai police on the other hand, already have supercars like a Ferrari FF, a BMW M6 GranCoupe, a Bugatti Veyron, an Aston Martin One-77, a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, a Nissan GT-R, an Audi R8, and a Lamborghini Gallardo, among many other top-notch cars that are typically seen only in the garages of the uber-rich and those who are obsessed with speed.

Having their garages filled with such high-performance vehicles might be a strong deterrent for Middle Eastern drivers who themselves whizz around in similar sports cars.

[Image Credit | Security Media, Abu Dhabi Police]