The Nissan GTR LM Nismo hybrid race car that was teased during this year’s Super Bowl made its Sebring debut this week along with the dominant Audi R18s.
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The McLaren P1 isn’t just one of the most powerful hybrids on the planet, it’s one of the most powerful production cars ever. How do you top that? With an even crazier version that is so balls-to-the-wall crazy, that you can only legally drive it on a race track. That, my friends, is the McLaren […]
Nissan executives confirms what we’ve been saying for months: the new for 2016 Nissan R36 GTR supercar will be a hybrid, even faster than the current car.
The McLaren P1 GTR is a hybrid hypercar so powerful that if you’re one of the lucky few to afford one, you’ll only be allowed to drive it on a track!
On the positive buzz of the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge concept, Nissan may be looking into putting its GTR supercar engine into more pedestrian models.
The 2016 Nissan GTR is going to be a hybrid, and it’s going to carry lots of sexy go-fast bits from the 2015 Nissan LeMans contender – find out more, here.
These 2 videos show the first of the Switzer Performance-built Cornzilla E1K Nissan GTRs to hit the roads of Europe, thanks to the Dutch boys from TotalCar!
Switzer Performance builds some of the fastest, most powerful flex-fuel vehicles in the world from its “home base” in Oberlin, Ohio. We’ve covered a few of the cars here, before, but few are as “out there” as the radical Switzer Performance E1K R35 GTR Nissan. The E1K shown, above, has been one of the stars […]
We’ve talked a lot about the cars that come from Oberlin, Ohio’s Switzer Performance. What we don’t usually talk about are the three generations of Switzer family that currently occupy the sprawling, 80,000 sq. ft. shop space and the whys and hows of the automotive industry that took the shop from a 2 car garage […]
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 more from the driver than to sit […]
This is in-car video of a Switzer Performance-built “Goliath” GTR. Fueled by E85 (a blend of 15% gasoline and 85% ethanol), this 4100 lb. AWD street missile proved itself as the all-out fastest Nissan GTR in the world last month at the Moscow Unlimited standing mile event, hitting 250 mph in just 22 seconds … […]
Earlier this month, the (relatively) new wife and I set off a road trip from Chicago to New England. “We’re leaf peeping!” she said, more than once. Along the way, we stopped off at Oberlin, Ohio and paid a visit to my friends at Switzer Performance. As one of the world’s premier tuning shops and […]
In a few weeks, one of Switzer’s customer cars – the 1000 hp E1K GTR that took the TX2K10 and TX2K12 invitationals – will be headed out to Shift S3ctor’s Airstrip Attack event.
The last time I was playing in the Switzer sandbox was almost 2 years ago, when the Ohio-based tuner rolled out its first 900+ hp E85-fueled supercar. We I named the car “Cornzilla”, which I felt was very clever. Here’s a secret, though – and it’s something even more clever than my maize-based attempts at […]
Nissan’s upcoming Leaf EV has been getting a lot of attention recently, but the Leaf is far from being the only electric vehicle program underway at Nissan. Driving that point home this past Friday, Nissan released the sketch above on Infiniti’s Facebook page. Our own Chris DeMorro recently covered the topic of a new sportscar […]
Full disclosure: I’ve spent the last 18 months working closely with Tym Switzer and his crew at Switzer Performance in a PR capacity. The car was announced in June—and now, the car is ready… and I’ve been asked to tell you about it. Am I biased? Yes. Is there a conflict of interest here? Probably. […]
Remember way back in December last year, when the rumors were swirling that the next generation of Nissan’s sports rocket, the GT-R, would be getting a hybrid drivetrain? Since then we’ve gotten subsequent confirmation that, indeed, Nissan was thinking about putting some kind of electric drivetrain into the GT-R—be it hybrid or fully electric. And […]
Drag racing is the most basic form of motorsports, as well as one of the most exciting. Two cars line up against each other, and the first car across the finish line wins. There are different forms of drag racing for different cars, but, as they say, them’s the basics. Most drag strips are 1/4 […]
The Nissan LEAF is coming, and it could be the catalyst that makes electric cars more than just a pipe dream. Nissan says orders have already exceeded expectations and the hype around this little electric car is poppin’ (to use the vernacular of our times). Reality may dampen some expectations though; the 100 mile range […]
[social_buttons] In many circles, the Nissan GT-R is referred to as simply “Godzilla”, and with good reason. Cranking out 480 horsepower out of a twin-turbo V6, Nissan’s halo car is a track monster and a winner of many hearts and minds. But can it ever be green? Maybe. Rumor has it that Nissan is considering […]