Switzer has released a low-emission package for Porsche 911 Turbo.
This article is about the Switzer F900. The short version is that it’s a low-emission, 900 horsepower, flex-fuel monster of a Porsche built by a pack of wild-eyed savants in the middle of rural Ohio … but the story behind this first F900 started a few years ago, at the same time that the automotive press started to notice that Oberlin, Ohio might be an interesting place to visit after all. I’m not talking about Switzer’s first cars – those fast and furious DSMs. Forget about those high-horsepower Eagle Talons and Mitsubishi Evos that terrorized the streets and strips of Ohio. Forget, even, about those first Porsche few “rescue missions” to put right what other shops had put wrong. Forget about all of that – because the rest of the world has. As far as the rest of the world goes, the story of Switzer Performance and the Switzer F900 Porsche begins with Sledgehammer.
The Switzer Sledgehammer, of course, was a thousand-horsepower, all-wheel driven 997 Porsche Turbo whose YouTube fame was assured with a series of 9-second passes and a standing mile top speed of nearly 200 mph. The most impressive part of the car, however, wasn’t a quarter-mile time or a TexasMile certificate … it was the engine. “The engine,” explains Tym Switzer, “was 100% Porsche. It was bone-stock.”