The Mille Miglia race in Italy in the modern era traditionally involve vintage cars and sightseeing. It is one of the rare motorsport events that still follows its original route of 1,600 km (or 1,000 miles) from Brescia to Rome, Itlay and back.
This year, the Dubai Police Force has sent a rather fitting representative – a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. Over the past, the original Mercedes 300SL has had success in the 1955 edition of the Mille Miglia.
The participation of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG will share the United Arab Emirate’s social values of safety, security and happiness to its community of over 190 nationalities. It is also part of the communication and marketing build-up to the Mille Miglia Experience 2021 that will tour the UAE in December over five days.
According to the article by Gulfnews, Director of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Brigadier Jamal Salem Al Jalaf, at Dubai Police said, “Our participation in the race symbolises the UAE’s efforts to bring safety and security at home and to promote mutual dialogue and respect with other cultures globally.”
“The UAE is established on the values of tolerance and openness, evident in its rich diverse society of over 190 nationalities who live and work together in harmony. We look forward to sharing these values with millions of race spectators across the world in the UAE’s Golden Jubilee year.”
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is powered by a 6.3-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine developing 571 hp and 650 Nm of torque. Plenty of styling elements such as the long bonnet, front grille, short tail and gullwing doors are inspired by the original 300SL.
The Dubai Police force is also one of the most famous thanks to its fleet of high-performance sportcars and supercars. Apart from adding a Genesis GV80 luxury SUV for patrol and public service duties, the force also added the region’s most popular vehicle into its fleet.
Just days after its international launch, a Land Cruiser 300 has been spotted with the Dubai Police force’s livery and registration plates. Retaining its core body-on-frame construction on a new TNGA GA-F platform, the new Land Cruiser 300 has two new twin-turbocharged V6 engines are on offer, with the 3.5-litre petrol developing 415 hp and 650 Nm of torque.
The diesel mill meanwhile generates 309 hp and 700 Nm of torque. Both engines are paired with a new 10-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive.