Meet Copzilla – the Nissan GT-R police car

Meet Copzilla – the Nissan GT-R police car

 It’s never a good idea to run from the police, but it’s especially stupid when the vehicle you see in your rear-view mirror is Copzilla… 

You can run, but you’ll never outpace the latest addition to Skyline Metro Police Department’s fleet.

Now if you’re thinking, Skyline Metro Police Department? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. It’s a fictional PD, playing on both the iconic skyline of New York City and the Skyline moniker formally used for Nissan GT-Rs.

Officially known as Police Pursuit #23, and nicknamed “Copzilla,” the beastly Nissan GT-R is a one-off creation for the 2017 New York Auto Show.

With fully functioning LED police lights and sirens, and a ram bar at the front, the quasi-futuristic GT-R looks very Mad Max-esque – especially with its ridiculous 22-inch alloy wheels complete with menacing looking spikes.

So what about performance?

Well, if you were hoping Copzilla to be powered by the same engine that’s in the NISMO-tuned GT-R, which pumps out 441kW and 652Nm torque, prepare to be (slightly) disappointed. That’s because it utilises a 3.8-litre, twin-turbocharged V6, with a six-speed dual-clutch transmission, capable of 404kW and 628Nm instead.

So, it’s safe to say that even though it’s not quite on a par with its NISMO sibling when it comes to performance, Copzilla is definitely no slouch!

Nevertheless, what it lacks in NISMO performance, it makes up for in appearance. Just look at that rear spoiler! It’s one of the largest to ever grace a GT-R and needs special X-shaped struts to hold it in place.

Police Pursuit #23 is on display at the New York Motor Show alongside the 2017 Nissan GT-R Track Edition and the Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition.


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