Outrageous supercars of the Dubai police

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The supercar fleet of Dubai Police stole much of the limelight at the Dubai International Motor Show over the weekend. Now numbering 11 cars, officials told CNBC the vehicles would only serve the purpose of patrolling popular tourist areas, rather than high-stake car chases they are arguably better suited for.

Dubai is obsessed with breaking records. For officials, it is a way of showcasing the Emirate as a city of superlatives and offering another attraction for the growing number of tourists.

Click ahead for some of the eye-wateringly expensive marques that Dubai's police use in their patrols.

By CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din.

Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4

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One of the most radical supercar designs of its time, Aventador engineers are said to have found inspiration in fighter jet aerodynamics, with full TFT instrument displays in the cockpit.

Horsepower: 700
Price: $400,000
Top Speed: 217 mph (349 kmh)
0-62 mph (0-100 kmh): 2.9 seconds

Bugatti Veyron

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Dubai Police officials have been back and forth as to whether or not they have a Veyron in their fleet. One was exhibited at the motor show in midst of other police vehicles, clearly still missing a final coat of paint. It holds the world record as the fastest production car.

Horsepower: 1001
Price: $1.4 million
Top Speed: 253 mph (408 kmh)
0-62 mph (0-100 kmh): 2.5 seconds

Mercedes G-Class BRABUS B63S 700 Widestar

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As one of the most expensive luxury SUVs, the recently added custom G-Class has a bit of a special standing among locals. It is also the model of choice for day-to-day journeys by the ruler of Dubai.

Horsepower: 700
Price: Est. $220,000
Top Speed: 186 mph (300 kmh)
0-62 mph (0-100 kmh): 4.6 seconds

BMW M6 Gran Coupe

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The revamped flagship sports car from BMW also boasts fuel-saving technology, just in case.

Horsepower: 560
Price: $120,000
Top Speed: 155 mph (250 kmh) / Electronically Limited
0-62 mph (0-100 kmh): 4.2 seconds

Mercedes SLS AMG Coupe

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This two-seater features gullwing doors in a design based on the iconic 300SL of the 1950s.

Horsepower: 563
Price: $200,000
Top Speed: 155 mph (250 kmh) / Electronically Limited
0-62 mph (0-100 kmh): 3.8 seconds

Ferrari FF

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Dubai Police made the decision to give this Ferrari exclusively to female police officers. Comes with four-wheel drive and four seats.

Horsepower: 651
Price: $300,000
Top Speed: 208 mph (335kph)
0-62 mph (0-100 kmh): 3.7 seconds

Audi R8

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The R8 is another new member of the Dubai Police fleet, and competes well with its top performance cars.

Horsepower: 550
Price: $170,000
Top speed: 198 mph (306 kmh)
0-62 mph (0-100 kmh): 3.6 seconds

Bentley Continental GT

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More of a luxury car than a high-performance vehicle, the Continental GT is one of the heaviest in the line-up. Expect plenty of legroom and cozy seats.

Horsepower: 500
Price: : $180,000
Top Speed: 188 mph (303 kmh)
0-62 mph (0-100 kph): 4.8 seconds