Friday Video: Abunai Deka's F31 Nissan Leopard

Before attending Nos2Days, we had no idea that the F31 Nissan Leopard enjoyed such a strong following. But once Seibu Keisatsu ended in its run in 1984, there was a cop show void that needed to be filled. Enter Abunai Deka, an 80s buddy cop series that started in 1986, featuring the then-new Nissan Leopard (later imported to the US as the Infiniti M30). If car chases with Toyota Mark IIs and shootouts at marinas set to an over-synthesized post-disco soundtrack don’t make you want to break out the Nagel prints, we don’t know what will.

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7 Responses to Friday Video: Abunai Deka's F31 Nissan Leopard

  1. Kev said:

    First thing: there is no such thing as over-synthesized. Lots of synth = just right.

    Second thing: the side kick guy (the one in the suit)….is that the motorcycle cop from Seibu Keisatsu? (Or as my good friend Olivia Munn says…Sai-boo Kai-Ahthsoo)

  2. burabuda said:

    hmm, didn’t they make an rb20det version?

  3. Kev said:

    I think they made a 3.0L V6 turbo, which might have been Japan’s most powerful car for a brief point in time.

  4. zulu said:

    this show is sick! 80s music, cars, awesome! Now i want a M30 the usa version of the leopard.

  5. Ben said:

    zulu – That was my first thought after seeing this video too!

  6. harrison said:

    Wow. It seems that the Nissan Leopard + the main character was a Japanese predecessor to/follower of Gene Hunt and his Audi Quattro.

  7. john said:

    i just picked up a m30 it runs,pretty sweet.