Nissan Skyline Seized At Art Of Speed 2022 For Looking Like Malaysian Police Car
Many car enthusiasts have a thing for the Nissan Skyline and police cars due to influences from pop culture and video games
Some parts of Japan even include the supercar in their fleet. The Skyline range, which also consists of the GT-R series, is known for being one of the fastest accelerating cars in the world.
However, a 45-year-old car accessory shop owner has taken it too far after he modified his supercar to resemble a local police vehicle.
So much so that he was arrested for it.
According to New Straits Times, Sepang police chief ACP Wan Kamarul Azran Wan Yusof said the man was arrested after a 13-second TikTok showing a Nissan Skyline R32 with police livery and decals on it went viral.
A video SAYS sighted that was uploaded by Motoqar, a local automobile news portal, shows the police car-looking Skyline being displayed at the Art of Speed Malaysia auto show at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park (MAEPS), Serdang last weekend.
The video, with over 300,000 views and 37,000 likes, noted that the supercar even comes equipped with a police light bar.
The official Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) shield can also be found on the car.
At 10.30pm last Saturday, 2 July, a team from the Sepang Criminal Investigations Department arrested the owner of the car
Wan Kamarul said his personnel had also seized the modded Nissan Skyline R32.
"The vehicle in question has a complete road tax and is used by its owner," he revealed, adding that the suspect was released at midnight on bail after his statement was recorded, reported Harian Metro.
"The case is being investigated under Section 89 of the Police Act 1967 for possessing items supplied to the police in dispensing their duties."
Under the provision, the police can arrest suspects without a warrant.
Below is a video of the supercar with police livery and decals on it at the Art of Speed Malaysia auto show: