Nissan commissioned a special pursuit vehicle that police departments can potentially order up based on the 2017 Nissan GT-R Track Edition.
If you see this Nissan GT-R in your rear view mirror you’d better give way and not try to race it. According to our motoring colleagues at CNET’s Road Show on their update on what Nissan has up its sleeves for the 2017 New York International Auto Show (Apr. 5, 2017) Nissan has commissioned a special pursuit vehicle that uses the Nissan GT-R track edition as its backbone. With Empire state plates front and rear and all the blues and reds in LED’s in full effect on all corners, this is one police car you don’t want to see in your rear view with the loud speaker telling you to pull over. Check out a couple of photos that Limitless Autoworks (the shop commissioned) dropped on us in conjunction with its release below.
Right off the bat, most will notice the huge brush guard up front as well as the unique rear spoiler out back. We’re not sure how functional that push bar is but we won’t put it past this GT-R that in a pinch it could perform a pit maneuver. Around all four corners are adjustable coil overs as well as special aftermarket wheels to give the side profile an extra bit of bite.
Since it’s based on the Nissan GT-R track edition, this particular police pursuit vehicle is definitely capable. Under the hood is Nissan’s tried and true twin turbo 3.8 liter V6 producing a whopping 565 HP and 467 lb-ft sending power to all four wheels. The NISMO edition GT-R is capable of speeds up to 196 MPH so we won’t put it past this particular GT-R to top 180 without breaking a sweat.
Currently, the fastest vehicle available to law enforcement right now is Ford’s Police Interceptor based on the Ford Taurus. Equipped with Ford’s 3.5L Ecoboost V6, the Police Interceptor puts out a respectable 365 HP and 350 lb-ft. But with a top speed of 155 MPH, there are a lot of cars that can top that if criminals have a high-speed inclination.
Most likely this particular GT-R is a one-off vehicle that won’t see any real police chases. But in a pinch, we’d like to imagine that the NYPD might be able to employ this.