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BY: Michael

GT-R All Towed Up

Think that just because you have an expensive supercar the NYPD won’t tow you? Think again, friend.

Here Chinelli and I are, walking back from the deli to 0-60's world headquarters, when we see a GT-R on the back of an NYPD tow-truck. Normally, under any other circumstance, if we saw a car on the back of the truck we wouldn't give two shits; but a GT-R?! Everyone knows that the GT-R is AWD. Everyone except for this cop because towing this car with the lack of a flatbed spells certain disaster in my mind for the tranny. Oh, and biggest F.U.: the GT-R owner had a huge Fraternal Order of Police badge in the window. Like I said, the cop didn't care. You break the law, even for a parking violation, and your GT-R is getting towed.

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  • Justin says:
    August 23, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Towing the GTR without the rear wheels on a dolly or being a flat bed will cause serious damage to the drive train.

  • christopher says:
    August 23, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    more so over long distance, but nissan should still void the warranty. lol

  • AC says:
    August 24, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    You guys ever witness how the NYPD tows a parallel parked car? The transmission getting messed up is the least of your problems. The put hooks on the suspension arms and yank the car sideways. I could no believe it when I first saw them do it. Clearly they believe your parking violation gives them the right to destroy your car.

  • Crenshaw says:
    August 25, 2010 at 1:56 am

    @AC: of course we've witnessed the terror that is NYPD Traffic, we're here 364 days a year. Wanna see some fast towing? Check this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1a6e7JjrLI&feature=player_embedded

  • AC says:
    August 25, 2010 at 10:37 am

    this is what I'm taking about, and this is a gentle version of what I've seen here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CchBo4aSVwQ&feature=search and of course, Lambo's get towed too :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPfca2R6yus&feature=related

  • GT-R Goes Rear-Wheel-Drive | 0-60 Magazine says:
    August 25, 2010 at 2:40 pm

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  • rob says:
    August 25, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    you keep saying "the cop". Cops dont tow cars, these are parking/traffic agents, they dont carry guns or anything

    • crenshaw says:
      August 25, 2010 at 8:43 pm

      Actually Rob, "cops" who are employed by the NYPD do tow cars. http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/careers/application_overview.shtml

  • Ryan @ Linkbuildr says:
    August 30, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Wow..just wow..well at least this shall be a lesson to every AWD owner in NY.

  • carlvr4lyfe says:
    December 24, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    This is unbelievable!! The GT-R is my favorite car and watching it treated like... That car is going to never be the same not to mention irreversible damage on the exhaust system.

  • sarahpalinisstupid says:
    October 5, 2011 at 4:22 am

    Hey give 'em a break--the boys in blue are out there protecting our lives; we shoud be grateful instead of scrutineering their chosen method for dealing with something that is, after all, just a car. I'M KIDDING, what these worthless assholes are doing to these highly-esteemed pieces of rolling sculpture is an abomination--and criminal, I'm sure. There is no public benefit to these actions that isn't entirely outweighed by the value of a moment's glance at a Gallardo or a GT-R. These metermaids clearly have no respect for their superiors--yes, I'm talking about the cars; a GT-R has more brains than all of One PP.

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