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Published on December 9th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

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Switzer Doubles Horsepower, Keeps MPG The Same In Flex Fuel Nissan



Flex Fuel GTR Nissan

Tym Switzer and the crew at Oberlin, Ohio–based Switzer Performance have made a name for themselves by building incredibly powerful ethanol-fueled super cars that are seriously fast and utterly reliable. Of course, having your cake and eating it, too, is expensive — and adding the sophisticated software and sensors necessary to make a car run seamlessly anywhere between E98 and E10 doesn’t make things any easier (98% ethanol, 2% gas vs. 10% ethanol, 90% gas — or the standard pump gas available in the US).

That said, the car shown here — which started life as a 2012 Nissan R35 GTR — is the first 1300 (one-thousand and three hundred) horsepower “Ultimate Street Edition” flex fuel GTR. The car blasts from 0-160 in less than 9 seconds (0-60 happens so fast it hardly matters) on its way to a top speed of more than 225 MPH (360 km/h), all while getting about 20 MPG on renewable, clean-burning ethanol (the factory GTR makes “just” 545 HP and carries a 19 MPG EPA rating). You know you want one — but if you have to ask the price …

Anyway, here’s the full article, originally posted to our sister site, Gas 2. Enjoy!

Switzer Performance Adds Flex Fuel Option to its Ultimate GTR (via Gas 2.0)

According to the guys at Switzer Performance, the car you see here is (which I got to drive, briefly, back in October) represents an all-new idea. In its finished form, this is a 1350 HP hypercar that rockets to a top speed of 225 MPH and asks nothing…

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I've been involved in motorsports and tuning since 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the Important Media network. You can find me on Twitter, Skype (jo.borras) or Google+.



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