Nissan still tweaking GT-R’s launch control

Nissan still tweaking GT-R’s launch control

Nissan GT-R f

The Internet has been rampant with speculation ever since it was revealed that Nissan had updated the software that governs the GT-R’s launch control. Nissan is busy instructing all of its dealers to reprogram every vehicle in dealer inventory that had yet to be sold with the new software in a bid to keep additional transmissions from self-destruction.

The changes limit the maximum RPM that the car will sustain with the VDC switched off to around 3,500, a big reduction from the 4,500 limit of the old programming. Additionally, the software update adds a new, safer form of launch control that allows takeoffs at 3,000 RPM while the VDC remains active. But everyone wants to know if the GT-R still goes hard?

During testing a totally stock GT-R with the reprogramming has been timed at 11.34 @ 120.85 MPH with an excellent 1.69-second 60² time. That result compares rather favorably with quarter-mile runs recorded by cars with the initial launch control programming.

Nissan GT-R f

The Internet has been rampant with speculation ever since it was revealed that Nissan had updated the software that governs the GT-R’s launch control. Nissan is busy instructing all of its dealers to reprogram every vehicle in dealer inventory that had yet to be sold with the new software in a bid to keep additional transmissions from self-destruction.

The changes limit the maximum RPM that the car will sustain with the VDC switched off to around 3,500, a big reduction from the 4,500 limit of the old programming. Additionally, the software update adds a new, safer form of launch control that allows takeoffs at 3,000 RPM while the VDC remains active. But everyone wants to know if the GT-R still goes hard?

During testing a totally stock GT-R with the reprogramming has been timed at 11.34 @ 120.85 MPH with an excellent 1.69-second 60² time. That result compares rather favorably with quarter-mile runs recorded by cars with the initial launch control programming.

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