Nissan GT-R Improves With Updated Launch Control

Written by tonks on February 6, 2009

Nissan GT-RNissan has updated the software that is used for their GT-R’s launch control and everyone is talking about it. The automaker was telling all of the dealers to reprogram each vehicle in their inventory with the brand new software that had not yet been sold and to keep the extra transmission from grenading.

These changes will limit the RPM maximum that the vehicle can withhold with the VDC on the off position to 3,500. This is a big decrease from 4,500 that was offered in the older program. However, the new software will update the newer and safer form on launch controls that allows the car to takeoff at 3,000 rpm while the VDC is on.

Because of this people are asking Nissan whether or not these updates will hinder the performance or the speed record that it is so famous for. Is the update really worth it?

Sources tell us that the GT-R numbers have not been affected. In fact with the reprogram it was timed at 11.34 at 120.85 mph. This is a great time and is slightly higher when compared to the models built with the original launch control programming.


Posted Under: Nissan,Supercars

Reader Comments

“Nissan reiterated that launching the GT-R with the VDC off is not covered by the warranty.”
It is not launching, it is driving the GT-R with the VDC off.
Nissan continues to put the spin on it to appear that problem is caused when launched (abused), but it’s not the case.

#1 
Written By Motorcycles for sale on February 12th, 2009 @ 1:53 am

@Motorcycles for sale
Actually you’re part right. According to Nissan’s Vehicle Engineer Kazutoshi Mizuno, the GT-R never had a “Launch Control” in the first place (and he’s adamant not to call it Launch Control). The only reason to disable VDC is to get the car out of being stuck in mud or snow. And Mizuno reminds everyone that that’s written in the owner’s manual too.

#2 
Written By Sailor Enlil on May 12th, 2009 @ 8:56 pm

I LOVE NISSAN.. It looks very cool..

#3 
Written By Kampret on February 4th, 2011 @ 2:10 pm

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