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Is this the world's toughest cop car? Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Series joins police fleet

Is this the world's toughest cop car? Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Series joins Dubai Police Fleet.

The new Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series has been spied in police livery for the first time, with the twin-turbo V6 off-roader seemingly joining the Dubai police fleet.

It's unclear at this point whether the LC300 will act as a community engagement tool, or will join active duties, but one thing is absolutely certain - the tough Toyota will be joining some pretty special company.

Other vehicles that have worn Dubai Police colours include the Aston Martin One-77, a Lykan HyperSport, an Audi R8 and a Bentley Continental GT.

But the LC300 will no doubt be the biggest and toughest of the lot, capable of pursuing suspects long after the tarmac roads run out.

The LC300's new 3.3-litre V6 twin-turbo-diesel produces a mammoth 227kW and 700Nm, but that engine is earmarked largely for Australia and places like it.

In the Middle East, of course, petrol still flows freely, so that means the Dubai Police fleet's LC300 will be powered by the new and powerful 3.5-litre V6 petrol, with 305kW and 650Nm on tap, and a 10-speed automatic.

It will be properly go-anywhere tough, too, with the LC300 scoring a world-first ladder version of Toyota's TNGA platform, which is lighter, stiffer and more technologically advanced than the LC200 it replaces, and also delivers a lower centre or gravity, more ground clearance and better wheel articulation.

There's also the electronic Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System, which delivers "outstanding off-road performance through a larger suspension stroke achieved by effectively disabling the front and rear stabiliser bars", as well as a new Multi-Terrain Monitor that shows the driver what's happening outside, and beneath, the vehicle.

So in a fleet of cool vehicles, is Dubai's LC300 the coolest?