The cop cars you see on the road may be fast, but they’re definitely not as quick as the Nissan GT-R. That being said, Nissan has gone ahead and created a GT-R police car to make sure nobody is running away from the boys in blue. Introducing “Police Pursuit #23.”
Okay, this car isn’t actually going to be a real cop car, but it sure looks like it. Nissan created the car as a project vehicle as a way to envision what a police cruiser could look like if it was taken to the extreme.
While we all know that underneath this car rests a monstrous twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 engine (565 hp and 467 lb-ft of torque), it’s the modifications that steal the show. Per Nissan, these are the modifications made to its exterior: “carbon fiber/glass front wide-body fenders, carbon fiber rear fender flares. customized front bumper, a custom carbon fiber rear wing with custom wing mounts, carbon fiber side mirror housings, push bar and special window tint.” The 22-inch wheels installed on the car are also quite bizarre, meant to mimic the steel wheels on common police cars. Also, they have spikes.
Of course, a bunch of carbon fiber isn’t going to turn a GT-R into a cop car. To make that happen, Nissan installed a long list of modifications that include lights that are installed on just about every surface, graphics, loud speaker and, of course, a siren.
If you’d like to see this car for yourself, it will be around New York next week, but will not be on the 2017 New York International Auto Show floor.
Also published on Medium.