Published on December 9th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás0
Switzer Doubles Horsepower, Keeps MPG The Same In Flex Fuel Nissan
December 9th, 2013 by Jo Borrás
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!
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…