What Switzer Performance believes they’ve done with this Ultimate Street Edition GTR is making a 1000-hrsepower car that can be driven everyday and for any purpose, without a single technical glitch or inconvenience that overpowered tuned cars usually suffer from. You can take this car to the drag strip, do mind-blowing runs, and then drive it home in the traffic, buying some groceries on the way.
The trick to this is starting with a basic R35 GTR and revising every part to arrive at a 1000-hp car that won’t overheat in traffic, or remove your neck from its mountings every time you change gear. The street edition GTR does not need race fuel to make that kind of power, and it makes the performance more accessible for more of the time.
This car has bespoke turbochargers, transmission and exhausts – as well as other bits and pieces inside the engine – plus softer suspension an tires, quieter mufflers, and normal ride height. In brief, this GTR is as smooth to run as the standard car. It just happens to have 500 more horsepower!
“Far too often,” explains Tym Switzer, “I talk to people who think that what they want is that last thousandth of a second, regardless of the cost. For the few that can really wrap their heads around what that means – that the car will shift abruptly, that it’ll run hot in traffic, and that they’ll have to run specialized racing fuels in order to get the most out of the car and keep it happy. For them, our R1KX or XXX GTRs will give them what they want: the baddest, fastest GTR that money can buy. For people who want a 1000+ horsepower car that they can drive comfortably every day, to the track or the office or the grocery store, on the highway or in bumper-to-bumper traffic, we’ve built this car.”