Hot Pursuit: Nissan's GT-R police car will chase down Japan's bad guys

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This Nissan GT-R is ready to catch speeding drivers in Japan's Tochigi prefecture

Speeders beware! The Tochigi Prefecture Police have a new arsenal at their disposal. It can sprint from 0 – 100 km/h in a shade over 3 seconds, has a twin-turbo powerplant and comes with all-wheel drive. Say hello to the Nissan GT-R patrol car.

Donated by a local executive for the police force, the newest member of Tochigi's finest is perhaps the quickest squad car in The Land of The Rising Sun. Churning out 570 PS and 633 Nm of torque from its twin-turbo V6, the two-door police vehicle can go from 0 – 100 km/h in as little as 3.3 seconds.

The R35 police car will be deployed to the department's expressway traffic police unit and will be used to catch drivers that are speeding and/or tailgating. Beyond that, the GT-R will also be used in various traffic safety events to encourage safer driving for motorists.

With nearly 600 horsepower available on tap, it's safe to say criminals in Tochigi will have their work cut out for them should they try and run from the law.

But don't think that the GT-R is Tochigi's only fast car in their garage. The Tochigi Police also have a Nissan 350Z and a Honda NSX at the ready. With these kinds of cars, there is truly no escaping the long arm of the law in Tochigi Prefecture.

Tochigi's new R35 GT-R is the first time the model sees action as a police car in Japan. Previous GT-R models such as the R34 and older models have been seen donning police livery in several parts of the country.

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