25 August 2009 - 10:00
GT-R hits 633kW
It's a question we're sure you've all asked yourself at some point: what happens if you fit a Nissan GT-R with big new turbochargers and a fat exhaust... and then fill it full of race fuel?
You get Switzer's 633kW GT-R, that's what you get.
Catering to Americans who feel the GT-R is a bit slow for proper track stuff, tuning firm Switzer has given the 3.8-litre V6 a thorough working over, and then treated it to a tank full of high-octane race fuel.
It adds up to 633kW and a massive 1113Nm. Switzer hasn't released any performance figures - or indeed confirmed whether its R850 GT-R will be even vaguely road legal - but don't forget that the stock GT-R hits 100km/h in around 3.5 seconds and will run to 310km/h.
It's a bit of a cliché, but this thing could nail the Bugatti Veyron over a quarter-mile.
Which makes the Switzer GT-R a complete surfeit of excess. But we can't help applauding the sheer lunacy of taking a near-perfect supercar and trying to double its power.
Take a look at Switzer's GT-R on the dyno... and make sure you keep watching until about a minute in.
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To beat a Veyron in a Quarter mile it must be good. The Gt-R is an awesome car but I wonder if the Americans could have spoilt the handling by adding that much extra power.