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Dubai Police Hint At Adding Tesla's New Cybertruck To Their Fleet

Dubai Police Hint At Adding Tesla's New Cybertruck To Their Fleet

The unveiling of Tesla's Cybertruck didn't go all that smoothly, to say the least, and since then, the pioneering vehicle has been widely mocked on social media - even LEGO has had a dig.

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.

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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."

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.

It seems the Cybertruck's shatterproof glass needs a little work. Credit: PA
It seems the Cybertruck's shatterproof glass needs a little work. Credit: PA

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.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Police, World News, Car, Cars

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.

 

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