Meet police officer Matt, owner of the very first Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 legally imported to the United States.
You can imagine Matt was more than happy when EPA’s 25-year exemption rule came into effect, thus allowing him to legally import a lovely Nissan Skyline GT-R of the R32 generation from Canada on January 1, 2015 at precisely 12:01 AM. Interestingly, it’s not actually his first performance car as he began working on muscle cars at the very young age of 13. During the late 90s and early 2000s, Matt was an active member in the import scene with a 444-hp Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 equipped with a wide body.
When he was deployed to Afghanistan back in 2011, Matt saved up for a 2009 GT-R (R35), but after returning home he realized he couldn’t afford one. Instead, he bought an R32 imported by Montu Motors of Oldsmar, Florida. As you can see, the car is far from being stock as Matt performed a series of modifications, including R34-sourced stock front clip and wheel set. In addition, the body received several carbon fiber bits and pieces, such as the R34 hood, rear wing, and trunk lid.
The car’s engine now delivers 307 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque at the wheels after Matt increased boost to 12 psi. However, he’s not entirely satisfied with the current output which is why the plan is to further modify the engine and squeeze a healthy 550 hp and 550 lb-ft at the wheels.
As a final note, Matt would probably love to work for Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police Department which recently took delivery of three brand new Nissan 370Z NISMOs.