Nissan’s GT-R supercar isn’t the first thing we think of when we picture a cop car, but it seems Springfield, Virginia-based Emergency Vehicle Installations Corp. (EVI) has converted at least one 2012 GT-R into the ultimate unmarked patrol (and, undoubtedly, pursuit) vehicle.
From EVI’s self-produced video, it seems the LEO GT-R receives red and blue lights embedded behind the grill, each flanking the massive GT-R emblem. Red and blue lights are installed at the top of the windshield and rear window. Strobe effects have been added to the Nissan’s head, tail, and parking lights. Only an extremely close look at the car would reveal it as something more than your run-of-the-mill Godzilla — but, that likely isn’t be possible while moving down the road.
A phone interview with Scott Schneider, Chief Operating Officer at Emergency Vehicle Installations Corp., revealed that the GT-R in the video has only been outfitted with a $2400 covert lighting and alarm system. No engine or suspension modifications were requested. All work on the GT-R was done by EVI installation technician Luis Cupido. The company has outfitted seized vehicles for other agencies in the past, but this particular vehicle was delivered brand-new to the company on a flatbed.
Which agency ordered up the supercar? We can’t help you there. According to Schneider, the company isn’t able to disclose which agency requested Godzilla for undercover duty. All we can say is the next time you spot a Nissan GT-R following you, play it safe and keep an eye on your speedometer.
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