Last week, a heavily-modified Nissan GT-R spun off an airport runway in Pennsylvania doing 218 mph. Just watch the poor driver hold onto the wheel, as physics makes his steering and pedal inputs all but useless.
Many people need a release from the mundane reality of everyday life. Some enjoy a picnic by the lake. Others escape for a round of golf. Then there are those who take it to the extreme. They enjoy hurling themselves out of an aircraft, with a flimsy-strapped backpack attached to their shoulders. Or risk life and limb…
If you were interested in proof the Switzer R1K Nissan GT-R lives up to its 1000 hp claim, here it is exceeding it, returning 1005 hp and 811 lb-ft of torque. Monumental dyno chart below.
"Don't compete with your contemporaries, crush them." seems to be the operating principle at Switzer Performance which has unofficially debuted its 1000 HP Nissan GT-R R1K package. Without a doubt, this kit is aimed squarely at the Bugatti Veyron.
Switzer is calling this flat white, 900-hp, ethanol-burning Nissan GT-R the E900, but we think "Cornzilla" is a better name for this vegetarian monster. It'll hit 60 MPH in under three seconds and has a 220-mph top speed.
Achieving big power with turbochargers is relatively easy, but making huge horsepower while retaining driveability is an enormous task. Peak at the dyno charts and you'll see Switzer's 997 Porsche P800 makes no sacrifices on the road to 800 HP.
The Switzer P800 Nissan GT-R makes over 700 HP at the wheels, nearly double that of the comparatively plain-Jane GT-R. Luckily that's at all four wheels, because we drove it through both snow and ice.