Vijay Pattni22 October 2013

Switzer GT-R hits 250mph

Video: watch as the 1700bhp ‘Goliath’ lays down scorching standing mile

Woah. Just yesterday we showed you the astonishing McLaren P1's performance statistics, but here's another little stormer to keep your speed senses tingling. Modifying company Switzer has taken a Nissan GT-R... to 250mph.

Well, 249.93mph, to be precise. That's 402.23km/h, and it's come courtesy of ‘Goliath': a 1700bhp modified Nissan GT-R with enough venom to dissuade future generations of human to create yet more reality television. It is horrendously fast, and horrendously powerful.

What's more, this Nissan GT-R has apparently been built to be a comfortable, street-legal car. There's climate control, cruise control and a sound system. Though judging by that ferocious soundtrack, that last item may become redundant.

Have a watch of the video - it hits the magic 250mph mark in just 22.602 seconds. Whichever way you look at it, that's quick. To put it into perspective, the current Guinness World Record for a standing mile in a street car stands with Johnny Bohmer's 1700bhp Ford GT - he recorded a whopping 283.232mph at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida late last year.

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