Polestar has been making a name for itself on race tracks around the world by providing some of the closest and most exciting race finishes in recent history. Now, the Volvo-owned tuning firm is going to be competing with the real big boys in the automotive business — by becoming a manufacturer in its own […]
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In an industry first, Speedriven has successfully installed and operated a standalone ECU system into a highly complicated Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG.
The BMW performance gurus over at Performance Design Unlimited have just launched an E85 fuel injection upgrade for BMW N55 turbo engines.
The owner of this 2003 Mercedes CL600 wanted more speed and power, but not the expense of a brand new car. Add E85 and big turbos and it drives like new!
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!
JA Motorsport recently unveiled a wild, 230 HP track day special based on the Tata Nano – the world’s least expensive new car!
Unplugged Performance is headed to SEMA with a comprehensively modified Tesla Model S featuring a custom interior and carbon fiber body panels.
Japanese customizing firm Everyn Garage recently turned its attentions to the 2015 BMW i3, building an aggressively styled body kit for the sporty EV.
The Tesla Model S is a clever, fast machine- but it could be better, and Unplugged Performance has joined with BBS Wheels for another functional upgrade.
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.
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!
Unplugged Performance is taking the Tesla Model S P85+ to the next level, giving it the styling and handling it needs to shake up the Mercedes AMG and BMW M division marketplace.
Ex-Formula 1 pilot Lucas DeGrassi teams up with GP2’s rising star Daniel Abt to drive VW/Audi tuning firm ABT Sportsline’s new Formula E electric race car for the 2014 season.
Delivering more than 900 horsepower in a controlled, low-emission fashion is what the Switzer Performance E911 Porsche flex-fuel performance PKG does.
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 […]
This is all in French, and Google’s translate tool can’t possibly be right. If it is, my fellow scooterists had better hold on to their feetie-socks, because this MXS 90 racing engine from Maxiscoot sounds like it’s ready to raise some serious Hell at next season’s Twist n’ Gone. The specs sound insane, and Google […]
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 […]
The choice of E85 is a conscious one, and the bike itself serves the team’s efforts to dispel the negative myths surrounding ethanol. “Everyone thinks it’s a joke ’til they hear the turbo and see the bike disappear,” says No Regret rider and tuner Trzebiatowski. “If you know how to tune you can release power and run a renewable fuel.”