2012 Nissan GT-R USE by Switzer review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 28 June 2012 , 10:06:53 byEmil

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Nissan GT-R USE by Switzer

Tuning company, Switzer presented a road legal Japanese Nissan GT-R model capable of developing 1.000 horsepower. Its real name is USE which means the Ultimate Street Edition. The model has as base the standard R35, but received several modifications. According to the aftermarket specialists, the new Switzer Nissan GT-R USE can be driven on the road with no problems despite its 1.000 horsepower that hide under the hood. The engineers equipped it with a relatively quiet exhaust and a very good air conditioning system.


To obtain all this power for the USE GT-R, Switzer replaced the pins, pistons, connecting rods, camshafts and rings. To be more precise, the only thing that remained unchanged on the 3.8-liter VR38DETT engine is the block. The engine is not the only part that has been modified. The new model, the Switzer Nissan GT-R USE comes with a special front-mounted radiator, MONSTER intercoolers and two liquid-cooled turbos that feature bespoke billet compressor wheels. Because it is a car that was built for everyday use, the exhaust system has to behave on the road. When it comes to the track, there is another story. It has to sound like a Le Mans one. Apparently, the aftermarket engineers obtained all this with the Nissan USE GT-R.


The list of features continues with standard electronically adjustable dampers, but with specially made lowering springs. All the output is being sent to the wheels through a Shepherd Transmission gearbox which is capable of handling the torque, but also it can handle everyday situations. Unfortunately these are all the information available so far, but stay tuned, as the tuner will reveal the price for all the modifications on the Switzer Nissan USE GT-R.