Despite the presence of Tetsuya Watari, gunfights, and a gull-winged Japanese sports coupe, this is not Seibu Keisatsu. Mitsubishi fans, rejoice! It’s Guerrilla: Tokyo Police Group 8, starring Watari-san (who played our beloved Sgt. Daimon in Seibu), a Mitsubishi Starion 2600GSR-VR, Pajero, and a Debonair V 3000 Royal AMG. That’s right, kiddos, a Debonair AMG. As police car. If they could somehow work Giga Pudding into the equation Kev could die a happy man.
Guerrilla followed the adventures of a covert division of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police. Called Group 8, the elite squad specialized in the atrocious crimes regular cops couldn’t touch, with each member carrying a licenses to kill.
With Nissan, Toyota and Mazda grabbing all the prime sponsorship slots in other cop shows, Mitsubishi had to step up their game. They offered up a slew of cars for use in the series (but not shown in the opening credits), including a Galant VR-4, Mirage 1600 Cyborg with double sunroof, Minica 550, and an Eclipse GS Turbo that also, inexplicably, sprouted gull-wing doors.
Sadly for Mitsubishi, Guerrilla was a ratings flop, and while 46 episodes were made, it only lasted from 1989-90.
Thanks again to cesariojpn!
OMG THAT Mitsubishi Starion 2600GSR-VR is awsome! It looks so natural as a Gullwing!
I guess this means we’ll see a gullwing Arrow in the near future 😉
Gull-wing Eclipse? May I add: this came out before Fast and the Furious! 😀 JDM TyTe y0!!!111!1!!one!
I thought the Eclipse was only made for the LHD market (USDM), but I found this page showing the Eclipse indeed made it to the series:
But judging from the raised dash on the left side it appears like it is a LHD car…
banpei, the link is interesting given the second OP intro:
In this intro, we have a RED Eclipse, while the promo material has a BLACK Eclipse.
Ben, How did you know? 😛 I was thinking of calling it the Winged-Arrow 😀
No really I scrambling to get it Smoged and legal for JCCS.. I would hate to run into your friend you met on the way to the Toyota Show at the Queen Mary…. 🙁
Ah, my friend…. yes. With friends like that who needs enemies. 😉