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30 November 2023

Dh11m Aston Martin One-77 joins Dubai Police superfleet?

By Bindu Suresh Rai

In popular culture, the Aston Martin is a name synonymous with superspy James Bond; however, this mindset is poised for a reboot as Dubai Police sets tongues wagging yet again with yet another supercar added to its growing fleet of Lamgorghinis and Ferraris.

Indeed, images that have surfaced online indicate that an Aston Martin One-77 is next in line for a makeover, close on the heels of a Bentley Continental GT and the Mercedes SLS.

And this is not just any of the limited editions of One-77, mind you. According to well placed sources, the car shown in this image is part of the uber exclusive car being built under the ‘Q’ Aston Martin programme.

There are only seven such cars in the world, with a hefty price tag of, wait for it, a whopping Dh11 million; or at least that was the asking price of the car that was put up for sale at the Al Ain Class Motors after the model was unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show in 2012.

While no confirmation of the addition to the superfleet has come forth from Dubai Police, in the images that are doing the rounds online shows the Bentley CGT and the Mercedes SLS in the background, which are also rumoured to be joining the Lamborghini Aventador and the Ferrari FF shortly.

The One-77 Q series would be the icing on this extremely decadent cake, with its V12 7.3-liter engine that shoots the car from 0 to 100 km in only 3.5 seconds.

However, unlike the other cars, this one is a steel grey, which could possibly be repainted in the white and green colours of Dubai Police.

The images surfaced last week in an Aston Martin chat forum, which was later picked up by the UAE Exotic Cars Facebook page.

While its only a matter of time until we will find a confirmation if the car takes to the streets, Dubai residents have been spotting the superfleet this past week in various parts of the city, with the Ferrari FF being handled by female patrol officers, along with the Chevrolet Camaro and the BMW 5 series that are the early additions to the patrol vehicles.

Which car would be next you ask?

Well, a Bugatti Veyron wouldn’t be amiss.