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Busted! Dubai’s Bugatti cop car exposed as a Photoshopped fake

Published May 23, 2013
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Dubai police have a Ferrari FF, a Lamborghini Aventador and an Aston Martin One77. So when the chief of police tweeted a grainy photo a few days ago showing off the latest addition to his department’s increasingly luxurious fleet — a Bugatti Veyron — no one thought much of it.

Except for Afzal Kahn, founder of Kahn Design and himself a Veyron owner.

When Kahn saw the Dubai tweet, he immediately thought that, aside from the police markings, the white Veyron looked astonishingly like one of his cars, according to Carbuzz.com.

And in fact, it was his car.

It turns out that the tweet was an image of Kahn’s car with the green Dubai police force logos Photoshopped onto it.

Their fakery exposed, Dubai officials were forced to admit that the image was doctored and that they do not have a Bugatti Veyron as yet. But they claim that such a supercar will likely be added to the fleet in the near future. And perhaps they will use it to catch fake bad guys.

Video: Afzal Kahn talks to a reporter about one of his three Bugatti Veyrons. (That’s right. Three.)

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