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Dubai cops a Lamborghini Aventador for a police car

Dubai Police

Global economic crisis? Not in Dubai, where police have added an Lamborghini Aventador supercar to their fleet. The cars have a starting price of about $400,000 in the emirate.

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.

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 Associated Press contributed to this report.