While those flashy, high-end police cars from Dubai and Abu Dhabi are just for impressing tourists, these three 370Zs will actually be used for real police work. The Nissan trio will perform duties for Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police Department, specifically for the high-speed patrol unit. As you have probably figured it out by now, these are not run-of-the-mill 370Zs, as Nissan delivered the beefier NISMO version of the 370Z two-seater coupe which is sold in Japan with the “Fairlady Z” moniker.
The 370Z NISMO is far from being the new kid around the block, but even so a Japanese street racer certainly wouldn’t want to see one in the rearview mirror. With a 3.7-liter V6 engine pushing out 350 horsepower (261 kilowatts), the rear-wheel-drive coupe has enough punch to keep up with many fast machines roaming the streets of Tokyo.
These three 370Z NISMOs would be more than suitable for a hypothetical part two of Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift, but until that happens, the local police will use them to catch the bad guys on the run.
As far as a next-gen 370Z is concerned, thankfully those rumors about Nissan making it a crossover have turned out to be false. It’s not known at this point when a replacement will be out, but it’s unlikely it will be introduced sooner than the second half of next year taking into account we haven’t seen any spy shots so far.
Source: NissanJP (Twitter)