• Jan 26th 2011 at 10:01AM
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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]


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      What?!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Whoo. How much for this car?!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Bargain supercar.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Maybe if I had a GTR, I wouldn't need coffee in the morning...
        • 4 Years Ago
        And I wouldn't need a toilet.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I was waiting for the transmission to pop like the tractor video posted last night on AB. There go 1/4 of this car's 20 warranted launches per year!
      • 4 Years Ago
      2012 manual says anything over 4 launches your trans is history bowahahahahahahaha

      typical nissan poop quality
      • 4 Years Ago

      one-word: "Tidy"

      • 4 Years Ago
      I guess the days where you not only had to have a fast car but also knew how to drive are almost gone.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Just let Nissan get a few owners in because they've launched the trans out and the'll recall this decision as well. It is quite an accomplishment though. 0-60 in 911 Turbo time, for 40-60 grand less, makes sense.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Launch Control...for those who don't have the skills...anybody, and I do mean ANYBODY, can be a speed queen with lauch control...LMAO
      • 4 Years Ago
      So they launched it 4 times which means they are done playing with launch control for the day so the transmission doesn't explode. Also, the Ferrari at the end of the video was far more impressive.
      • 4 Years Ago
      it still looks like $hit but OMG
      hats off to Nissan
      • 4 Years Ago
      It does have a nice acceleration but like said it is pretty ugly and the sound is that of a tuner which is a let down. Lets hear those big v-8s rumble down the strip thats music to the ears.
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