Watch Nissan GT-R With New Launch Control


Last week, word surfaced that the 2012 Nissan GT-R will come equipped with a new version of launch control. Translation: Godzilla is going to come out of the gate running fast. 2.9 seconds to 60 mph worth of fast.

Today, a video showing some testing of the GT-R puts the improved acceleration into visual perspective. And as you’d expect with those types of numbers, it’s impressive to watch.

The Nissan GT-R was originally equipped with launch control, but due to its penchant to ruin the transmission, Nissan eliminated it in 2009. With the loss of launch control, the GT-R’s acceleration capability fell back toward earth (though it was still plenty quick). With a more powerful, 523-hp twin-turbo V6 and a reactivated launch control function, the 2012 GT-R promises to be quicker than ever. It will be available for sale at Nissan dealers all across the country; from Nissan of Nissan of Peoria AZ to Nissan of New York dealerships. Get your first taste after the jump. [via TotheFloor]


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  2. Posted by sir_blogsalot

    That's precisely the acceleration time i've always wanted to have whenever i drive my used altima out of the garage. Of course I can't reach that power level; nonetheless, I can still wish, right?