2012 Nissan GT-R demonstrates launch control
2012 Nissan GT-R shows off its new launch control system – Click above to watch video after the jump

The 2012 Nissan GT-R is one fast supercar-slaying coupe. With 530 horsepower and 448 pound-feet of torque on tap, it sprints off the line with plenty of traction as it sends power to all four wheels. The 2012 GT-R can run from 0-60 miles per hour in 2.9 seconds, and it does so with the assistance of its LC4 R35 launch control function, otherwise known as the R-Mode Start function.

Yes, this process is surely hard on the transmission (and we're counting on plenty of transmission and warranty jokes in the comments – we've heard 'em all... and so has everyone else). So, instead of worrying about the car's innards, why don't you instead click past the jump and check out the 2012 Nissan GT-R utilizing its launch control system to the fullest. Video starts in 3... 2... ahem, 60.

[Source: YouTube via World Car Fans]