The Middle East has officially obtained its first American Muscle cop-car, a Chevrolet Camaro SS. Buti Saeed Al Ghandi, Managing Director of Al Ghandi Auto and John Stadwick, President and Managing Director of GM Middle East, handed the keys of the Camaro SS to Dubai Deputy Police Chief Major General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina. In return John Stadwick received a special engraved plaque from Dubai Police.
"We are delighted to be the first to respond to the Dubai Police's request for assistance in adding high performance patrol cars to their fleet," Buti Saeed Al Ghandi, Managing Director of Al Ghandi Auto, said in an interview. "We are confident that the Camaro's ability to respond rapidly, by virtue of its high performance V8 engine, will make it an ideal patrol car for years to come.
The Chevy Camaro SS will be powered by a 6.2L V8 engine, pumping out 426 hp and 418 lb-ft of torque. With a top speed of 155 mph and acceleration of 0-62 mph in a blistering 4.7 seconds, the vehicle will be used on patrol in the Emirate of Dubai where it will keep up with any suspected criminals.
The Chevrolet Camaro has been a huge success in the Middle East; the Camaro ZL1 was awarded "Muscle Car of the Year 2012" by Evo Middle East magazine in February 2013.
"The Camaro is highly regarded around the world," Dubai Deputy Police Chief Major General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina said. "It is the ideal car for Dubai Police as we look to upgrade our vehicles to meet the Emirate's world renowned standards in safety and security."