Built by Switzer Performance out of Oberlin, Ohio, this E85-powered Nissan GTR just cleaned house racing against the fastest street cars in North America!
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Thanks to the tuning gurus at Switzer Performance – and the magic of E85! – this 1700 HP “Goliath” Nissan GTR hit 237 MPH … on a section of public road!
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!
Delivering more than 900 horsepower in a controlled, low-emission fashion is what the Switzer Performance E911 Porsche flex-fuel performance PKG does.
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 […]
Switzer Performance has carved out a few special little performance niches for itself in recent years – most notably in alternative fuels tuning and for “advancing the state of the art” when it comes to electronic engine management systems. This latest car, which started life as a 485 hp R35 Nissan GTR, combines both disciplines, […]
Nissan’s R35 GTR is a performance icon. It’s also a car that we’ve featured here on Gas 2 in various forms over the years, most notably as a Switzer Performance-tuned, ethanol-fueled street terror. Keep in mind, we’ve never posted any sort of official acceleration times, but the comments and emails surrounding Switzer’s E900 and E1K-X posts always include the same question: how fast will it go?
Boulder Nissan’s Switzer-prepared, E85 GTR is a previous winner at TX2K10, and ran strong at TX2K12 … when it was making almost 400 fewer horsepower! What can we expect this year? I think we can all agree – it’s going to be fun to watch!
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.
This article is about the Switzer F900. The short version is that it’s a low-emission, 900 horsepower, flex-fuel monster of a Porsche built by a pack of wild-eyed savants in the middle of rural Ohio … but the story behind this F900 started a few years ago, at the same time that the automotive press started to notice that Oberlin, Ohio might be an interesting place to visit after all.
How to make cars and bikes go faster is a subject that’s been near and dear to my heart (and paycheck) for 15 years now – and I’ve had a chance to play with hybrid rally cars, ethanol dragsters, and CNG-powered street beasts. Still, I haven’t had the chance to build a Seriously sikk EV, […]
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 […]
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. […]