Licence to thrill: Dubai Police add Aston Martin Vantage to luxury fleet

The British car maker is famed for being movie spy James Bond's favourite set of wheels

Dubai Police's latest supercar, the Aston Martin Vantage. Courtesy: Dubai Media Office
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Dubai Police have added a blockbuster new addition to their roster of luxury supercars – one that is licensed to thrill.

The Aston Martin Vantage will take pride of place in the force's impressive fleet of turbocharged vehicles, which already includes Ferrari, a Bugatti Veyron, plus several Porsches, Bentleys and McLarens.

The luxury British sports car brand is famed for being James Bond's favourite mode of transport over the decades.

Dubai Police's sleek Vantage boasts a custom '77' number plate – paying homage to the UAE's seven emirates as well as the world-renowned super spy's code number of 007.

It comes before the release of the latest Bond film, No Time to Die.

The Aston Martin Vantage has plenty of substance to go with the style.

“It is an honour to have an Aston Martin join Dubai Police’s fleet of supercars and the Vantage is the perfect model to make such a statement – purity at its finest, a hint of aggression, and engineering that pushes it to upwards of 300kph," said Ramzi Atat, Head of Marketing and Communications in the Mena region at Aston Martin.

"We are grateful to the team at Dubai Police, and especially Lt Gen Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief, for bringing this partnership to life.”

The Vantage, which recently celebrated its 70th anniversary, has become synonymous with cutting-edge styling, pace and power.

The current model has a 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine with an impressive acceleration of 0-100kph time in 3.5 seconds, and supports a top speed of 314kph.

The eye-catching car will be on display for the first time alongside other stunning models in the Dubai Police fleet at Expo 2020 Dubai next month.

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Updated: September 05, 2021, 9:56 AM