• Goliath GTR Smashes 0-300 Record

    On January 10, 2013, a Hennessey Venom GT pulled up to a makeshift starting line at Ellington Airport outside of Houston, TX, and rocketed from 0-300 km/h in 13.63 seconds. It was a scorching run, and landed the Hennessey Venom GT onto the top spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. This March, during …

  • OCALA HALF MILE, 2015: PART 2

    Hitting 200MPH before the end of a half mile takes some serious horsepower. Doing it reliably, again and again and again, though, requires a lot more than just horsepower- it takes a car that has been meticulously prepared for the task and built specifically to achieve a single purpose. That’s what it used to take, …

  • Ocala Half Mile, 2015: Part 1

    Our customer’s goal was simple. He wanted us to deliver him a GTR that could run 9 second 1/4 mile passes and crack 200 MPH in a standing mile. This was back in 2009, and those figures were pushing the envelope of the R35 platform. To make things even more interesting, this particular GTR would …

  • 700 HP Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG

    To many people, Oberlin, Ohio is the home of Oberlin College, a progressive liberal arts school famous for its civil rights initiatives and talented student body. Ask a fan of Nissan’s flagship R35 GT-R performance car about Oberlin, Ohio, and they’ll tell you about Switzer Performance, a family-run tuning house famous for turning GTRs into …