Switzer Tuned Red Katana Nissan GT-R Goes Eights

Red Katana Nissan GT-R : 8.97@163mph

Switzer Performance put its first Nissan GT-R into the 8's last weekend. The R1KX did a best pass of 8.97@163 mph at Norwalk Raceway.  Not only is this a "full weight" GT-R, it actually has a fully customized interior featuring leather and alcantra that puts this GT-R about 300 lbs heavier than a stock car.

 Its owner calls it “the Red Katana”, and it’s one of the first R1KX model Switzer GTRs to hit the drag strip  Last weekend at Norwalk, Ohio’s Summit Motorsports Park, the freshly-completed “Katana” ran an 8.97 1/4 mile at over 163 miles per hour … and that, dear friends, is quick!

The short story on this car is that it’s a fully-customized GTR, featuring a quilted leather-lined interior that’s been decked out in high-quality carbon fiber and alcantara, making the inside of this GTR as nice a place to be as any Porsche or Ferrari. : all those high-end luxury bits actually ADD weight to the car, and this particular GTR weighed in almost exactly 300 lbs. heavier than it was in factory trim.

More pictures, and hopefully some videos of this fully custom 1500+ horsepower beast are coming soon.  Check out the video of a 9.0@161 mph pass below.

Source: Switzer News

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