Just for all you Seibu Keisatsu fans out there, here’s a follow-up to our earlier articles (here and here) on everyone’s favourite 70s Japanese TV cop show. We’ve found some older pics of the crazy modified cars that they used in the series, including interior shots of the criminal-catching gadgets!
Here’s RS-1, the first DR30 Skyline used in the show as shotgun-totin’ hero Sgt Daimon’s ride, with the following claimed performance figures (which are all made-up by the production company of course, the cars were mechanically standard!):
Acceleration：0→400m 13.5sec 0→100km／h 6.1sec
Which was supplemented a few episodes later by RS-2 (which is mysteriously slower!):
Acceleration：0→400m 14.0sec 0→100km／h 5.9sec
And then RS-3 (which looks a lot like RS-1) joined the team. In some scenes you see all 3 cars together.
But the grand-daddy was the original Machine-X used in the earlier series (no performance figures are quoted, but it’s powered by a 145ps L20ET SOHC turbo six):
A cool touch is that the interiors of the cars used in the show were, if anything even more decked out than the exteriors (and there’s obviously some sort of Nardi sponsorship going on). Here’s what Machine-X looks like inside:
RS-1, with PC keyboard, presumably so that you can browse forums while chasing crims:
RS-2, an admirably minimalist approach means passengers have somewhere to sit, and you can no longer browse forums while driving because the driver can no longer see the screen:
Back to chunky 80s-tech for RS-3!
More pics and info on the cars (and cast, props etc) at the awesome production company site HERE.