Copzilla! Your average 560 bhp cop car
This Nissan GT-R looks like the evil cop car from Transformers
Between a Nissan Rogue built for dogs, another equipped with tank tracks, and this outrageous whatever-it-is, Nissan has gone all out on stunts for the New York Auto Show. And that’s awesome. So many car companies are focused on building reliable, fuel-efficient cars (including Nissan, to be fair), that sometimes we forget that cars are supposed to make people smile. They’re meant to be outrageous.
“This is nuts, you know that, right?” I said to a Nissan PR person showing me the car, only to get a giggle in response.
Nissan took a standard Nissan GT-R Premium (starting price: $109,990), gave it a matte black wrap, aftermarket coil-over shocks, and crazy 22-inch rims meant to evoke the plain steel rims of a regular cop car. It doesn’t look like a regular cop car. According to a spec sheet, the car has nearly four dozen different LED light elements from Federal Signal, plus a loudspeaker and siren mounted on the front push bar.
Carbon fibre accents abound, with widened fenders, a ridiculous-looking carbon fibre rear wing, and window tint. And, incredibly, all the customization has been designed to be flawlessly removed so the GT-R can eventually be sold (it’s orange underneath). Sadly, the car won’t be at the Nissan booth on the show floor at the New York Auto Show this year, so these pictures will have to do the trick for now.
“It can go from 0 to 60 in 2.7 seconds, it does have a 560 HP TwinTurbo charge v6, that's a hand built engine,” Dan Passe, senior manager of product communications at Nissan told PIX11 news. “You can buy one of these vehicles at your local Nissan dealership but it won't quite exactly look like this.”