In a racetrack, mass is the enemy. This was what has motivated one of Nissan GTR owners to contact the Ohio-based tuning firm Switzer Performance, to ask the tuners to reduce the GTR mass. Less mass means a driver can get more grip in the corners, more stopping power from the brakes, and with a better power/weight ratio it also means more miles per hour in the straights.
The Switzer Performance crew set to work on the Super Silver 2010 GTR, starting with the company’s proven P800 kit, which replaces the car’s intercoolers, intakes, and turbochargers with Switzer components that bump the GTR-engine to 800 hp and almost 700 lb-ft of torque.
In addition, Switzer Performance fitted featherweight carbon rotors from AP, which cut a considerable amount of unsprung weight and rotating mass from each corner of the GTR, while improving fade resistance. Application-specific pads, high-temperature brake fluid (AP), and stainless steel braided brake lines round out the brake package with improved pedal feel and increase stopping power.
Weight was also cut with the addition of a lightweight (ceramic-coated) titanium exhaust system, dry-carbon decklid, and lightweight sports seats from Bride. Up on the scales, Super Silver 2010 GTR weighed in at a much-improved 3600 lbs. This is enough to make a significant impact on handling, braking, and straight-line speed.