Dubai Police Hint At Adding Tesla's New Cybertruck To Their Fleet
But despite this, the tech firm's main man Elon Musk claims more than 250,000 orders for the truck have been made since he presented it at the company's design studios in California, USA.
Among those 250,000 orders, it looks like Dubai Police might be making an unlikely bid for one of the vehicles.
On their Twitter page, the force have pinned a tweet depicting what appears to be a Cybertruck adorned with Dubai Police livery, captioned simply: "#Cybertruck Dubai Police - 2020."
شرطة دبي - 2020 - Dubai Police #CyberTruck pic.twitter.com/V9rMPLgjS4
- Dubai Policeشرطة دبي (@DubaiPoliceHQ) November 26, 2019
Now, you could be forgiven for dismissing this as a simple bit of social media bants, which many police forces across the globe seem to dabble in these days.
However, Dubai Police already have a 253 mile-per-hour Bugatti Veyron, an Aston Martin One-77, a Bentley Continental GT, three hybrid Porsche Panameras and two BMW i8s in their fleet, according to Business Insider, so a Cybertruck would fit in quite nicely by the sounds of it.
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It's certainly more intimidating than a Vauxhall Astra, anyway.
For starters, it comes with a 'nearly impenetrable exoskeleton', in which 'every component is designed for superior strength and endurance, from Ultra-Hard 30X Cold-Rolled stainless-steel structural skin to Tesla armour glass'.
That said, it was this 'armour glass' that caused blushes at the unveiling when Musk confidently asked Tesla design chief Franz von Holshausen to break the 'shatterproof' glass of the Cybertruck... only for it to actually smash.
But the Cybertruck isn't all about durability, it aims to break the mould in many ways - the Musk modus operandi.
A description of the vehicle on the Tesla website reads: "Now entering a new class of strength, speed and versatility - only possible with an all-electric design. The powerful drivetrain and low centre of gravity provides extraordinary traction control and torque - enabling acceleration from 0-60 mph in as little as 2.9 seconds and up to 500 miles of range."
Predictably, it's not cheap, with the Cybertruck range starting at $39,900 (£30,971), with the most expensive model costing $69,900 (£54,258).
Surely Dubai police can afford at least one though.
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