Watch Nissan GT-R With New Launch ControlBy Chris Weiss
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]