Despite popular opinion, not all members of the police force are against automotive enthusiasts. Far from it, in fact, as R32 GT-R owner “Officer Matt” from Denver, Colorado demonstrates in a new video from the JDM specialists at Montu Motors.
Matt didn’t always have his sights pegged on the R32. While he was serving in the military overseas, his heart was set on nabbing a brand-new 2009 Nissan GT-R when he returned stateside. Unfortunately, prices didn’t dip as much as he thought they would, so he was without a GT-R for a while, until he realized the 25-year import law was coming into effect for the mighty R32 GT-R, with the first model year now eligible for legal importation to the U.S.
With this in mind, Matt worked with an importer to nab one of the very first R32s to cross over into the U.S. legally. In fact, his R32 rolled across the border of Canada at 12:01 A.M., one minute after it was legal for registration.
He uses the car daily, weather permitting. He says it attracts an inordinate amount of attention for a 25-year old Nissan, with thumbs up, photos, and cheers from other drivers.
The R32 has been quite reliable for Matt, with the exception of a shot alternator on the return trip from Tampa to Denver. After that was patched up, the car continues to return trouble-free miles.
As any proper GT-R owner should, he has plans for modifications. Visually, he already started to make changes, with an R34-style front bumper, large wing, and different wheels. In its current state, the R32 puts down roughly 310 hp to the wheels. Eventually, Matt hopes for 500-550 hp at the wheels, an amount he deems to be manageable for daily commutes to the precinct station. He’s our kind of officer.
Take a look at the video below to listen to the coolest JDM cop around.