Nissan GT-R joins Japanese patrol fleet

AWD monster donated to Tochigi police

Nissan GT R Japanese patrol fleet

If you happen to be a street racer in Japan’s Tochigi Prefecture, the local police force has some bad news for you in the form of its newest patrol car, a Nissan R35 GT-R.

Donated by a resident of the area who reportedly ‘hopes the car is used for preventing traffic accidents’, the vehicle will be used as a patrol car in the Tochigi Prefecture, located between Tokyo and Fukushima.

Nissan GT R rear

Nissan officially documented the ‘handing-over ceremony’ for the donation with official images and a short clip on its Twitter account.

“A resident of Tochigi Prefecture has donated a Nissan GT-R to his local police force in Tochigi,” the statement says.

“The GT-R was delivered to Tochigi Prefecture Police on June 15, and an unveiling event was held to celebrate the arrival of the vehicle, which will be used as a patrol car.”

The car began duties today, and has already garnered plenty of attention according to Nissan.

Nissan GT R front

Assuming Nissan’s reference to it as just a ‘GT-R’ means it’s a standard-spec GT-R, it should be able to dispatch the sprint to 100km/h in a little over three seconds if the driver is well-trained, and its 419kW/632Nm twin-turbo 3.8-litre V6 is powerful enough to help the GT-R along to a limited 250km/h.

But it’s not the first time a GT-R has been turned into a crime-fighting hero. Last year Nissan revealed a show car in the form of ‘Copzilla’, an insane police car which looked like it was straight out of a comic book, with a ‘Metro Police Department’ livery of black and bronze.

An R34 GT-R has also been spotted numerous times getting around as a highway Patrol car in Japan, as well as an R33, though they’re seen only on rare occasions.


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