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First Legal R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R in U.S. is Cop-Owned (W/Video)

Officer Matt talks about his Japanese supercar

Jason Udy
May 27, 2016

The first legal R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R imported to the U.S. is owned by a Denver, Colo. police officer. In this video, Officer Matt shares his thoughts on hisJapanese supercar that was once forbidden fruit on U.S. soil. The R32 Skyline GT-R was the first generation to earn the nickname Godzilla.

The car was imported by Montu Motors of Oldsmar, Fla. under the Environmental Protection Agency's25-year exemption rule, which allows non-U.S.-market cars to be imported after they turn 25 years old. Officer Matt had his car imported from Canada on January 1, 2015 at 12:01 a.m.

This isn't the police officer's first sports car. Officer Matt began building muscle cars at age 13 before jumping into the import scene in the late 1990s/early 2000s with a modified Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 complete with 444 all-wheel horsepower and a widebody kit.

His original plans were to save up for an R35 2009 Nissan GT-R while being deployed to Afghanistan in 2011. When he came back, prices for a used R35 example were still out of reach, and he realized the R32 Skyline GT-R was coming up on its 25th anniversary. Officer Matt swapped the stock front clip and wheels with that of a newer R34 Skyline GT-R. Other exterior mods include carbon fiber bits: an R34 hood, trunk lid, and large rear wing.

After an initial baseline dyno run, Officer Matt upped the boost to 12 psi good for 307 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. Eventually, he wants to tune it up to 550 hp and 550 lb-ft at the wheels.

Check out the video below to hear from the owner of the first U.S.-legal R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R.

Source: Montu Motors via YouTube

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