Japan Just Put an R35 Nissan GTR Police Car Into Service

Sam McEachern
by Sam McEachern

Dubai has a world famous fleet of exotic police cars, but as impressive as a Bugatti Veyron cop car is, we’ve got to be honest – we much prefer this R35 Nissan GT-R that was recently put into service in Japan’s Tochigi Prefecture.

A resident of Tochigi donated the Nissan GT-R to his local police force this week. A special delivery ceremony for the vehicle was held today, which was attended by local officials and members of the force. Nissan says the vehicle will actually be used as a patrol car in the region, so any locals looking to replicate that famous scene in Tokyo Drift in which Han’s RX-7 was fast for the cops to bother chasing him should beware.

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The R35 GT-R is the second GT-R police car to be used by Japan’s law enforcement – at least that we are aware of. The well-known R34 police car patrolled Japanese streets for years and as of 2016 was still being used in the country, with a car enthusiast spotting the vehicle traveling down the Kan-Etsu expressway with its lights on.

Could Japan be any cooler?

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Sam McEachern
Sam McEachern

Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.

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  • K03sport K03sport on Jun 17, 2018

    it will probably only have the stock tune and be limited to 180km/hr, unless it knows it is on a racetrack...only when it is on the track will it "unlock" its full potential...or, did Nissan disable that feature on present day GT-Rs? I'm baffled by the lightbar; with all of the advancements in LED technology, they still went with an incandescent bubble light