Switzer Performance has unveiled a new tuning package for the Nissan GT-R sports car. Called the E900 (Ethanol fuel, 900 hp), the new package was developed in cooperation with Dodson Motorsports in New Zealand and develops a total of 900 HP (almost double than a standard GT-R that develops 473 HP). The biggest difference in this GT-R is the fuel. Switzer Performance was able to tune this ride all while running on E85 fuel.
"In a way, the solution was all around us," offers Switzer, whose shop is located deep in Ohio’s farm country, surrounded – literally! – by cornfields. "E85 isn’t without its trade-offs. We had to modify the fuel system to handle the fuel and significantly increase the size of the injectors, also, but in the end we had a fuel that gave us everything we needed to crank up the boost on this car and deliver over 900 hp." The E85 delivered other benefits as well: it is significantly "greener" than the pump-gas and race-gas versions of the GTR. "With most high-horsepower cars, you can barely breathe after just a few dyno runs. With the E85, we were able to run pull after pull to dial in the tune without feeling any effects of the usual emissions. It’s hardly scientific, but there was a noticeable improvement in the air quality in the shop compared to race gas."
In addition to the change in fuel, Switzer Performance has also provided the same enhancements as with the Nissan GT-R P800 package including an Amuse carbon fiber aero package, 3-way adjustable suspension, and 20-inch BBS wheels. All told, the package goes for $39,990.
UPDATE 03/16/2012: Recently, Drive’s Matt Farah came across Switzer’s modified GT-R at a runway shootout and asked the driver if he could take a spin. The driver had no problem with that and so Matt Farah got behind the wheel and brought a camera crew with him. According to Farah, the Switzer GT-R is fastest street car he’s ever driven. Check out the video of his drive after the jump!
Video and full list of additions after the jump.
Drive’s Matt Farah Jumps in the Nissan GT-R E900
Full list of specifications
- SWITZER FUEL INJECTOR KIT
- ELECTRONIC BOOST CONTROLLER
- SWITZER MONSTER INTERCOOLER KIT
- SWITZER V2 TURBOCHARGERS (req’s good cores)
- HIGH-PRESSURE WASTEGATE ACTUATORS
- SWITZER E900 CALIBRATION FOR COBB AP
- SWITZER MAF / INTAKE AND FILTER ASSEMBLY
- SWITZER HIGH-FLOW TURBO INTAKES FOR SWITZER MAF
- SWITZER V2 TEST PIPES
- SWITZER FUEL SYSTEM UPGRADES
- LIGHTWEIGHT TITANIUM FULL EXHAUST
- SWITZER ENGINE / TRANS COOLING PKG
- COBB ACCESSPORT
- SWITZER SPEC 2 DODSON TRANSMISSION UPGRADES