Police officer Matt is the very first owner of a legally imported Nissan Skyline GT-R R32, brought into the US from Canada exactly on January 1, 2015 at 12:01 AM.
The import was made possible thanks to the new EPA 25-year exemption rule that waives some of the usual requirements. This is also not the first performance car he owns because he was a fan of such models since he starting working on them from age 13. And during the late 90s and early 2000s, Matt was also an importer thanks to his 444-hp Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 complete with wide body. After being deployed to Afghanistan back in 2011, Matt started saving for a 2009 GT-R – but when he came back home he knew the money were not enough.
As it turns out, he used the savings to import one he bought from Montu Motors of Oldsmar, Florida. And all things are looking good since this is a tuned model – by Matt himself who for example performed a series of modifications, including R34-sourced stock front clip and wheel set. There are also various carbon fiber bits and pieces, such as the R34 hood, rear wing, and trunk lid. The powerplant now develops 307 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque at the wheels – though he’s not actually satisfied with the performance. As such, he is looking to further mod the engine for a good 550 hp and 550 lb-ft at the wheels. If Matt is looking for another off-shore deployment, we suggest Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police Department which just took to its garage three Nissan 360Z Nismos.
Via Montu Motors