Launch Control 3.0 ?

There has been much ado about launch control on the R35 Nissan GT-R.  First there was the hidden, not so well hidden trick of the setup switches in R R Off.  This was called LC1. In RR Off the cars would hold 4500 rpms for a launch. This caused a few warranty issues with people abusing the system and breaking transmissions. Lawsuits, and arguing later brought about the next version of launch control.
The launch control system was revised with what was referred to as LC2.  The setup switches would need to be in RRR, and the car would be able to be held at 3000 rpms for a launch in either automatic or manual mode.
Now some people with 2011 Nissan GT-R’s are reporting that they need to have the cars in RRR, and manual mode, and they get launch rpm of 3300 rpms. A recent 2011 Nissan GT-R tested by Road and Track Magazine did clock a 3.3 second 0-60 time, which was faster than the ZR1 or new PDK equipped 997 Porsche.
The ZR1 at 11.5@128.7 mph, showing a big top end charge with some traction issues. The all wheel drive Porsche did a 11.7@121.8, the GT-R ran an 11.6@120.4 mph showing it to be a healthy GT-R.  Maybe the 2011 makes more than 5 hp more than the previous years ?
It sounds like Nissan is refining and tuning the launch control in the Nissan GT-R. It will be interesting to see what they do with launch control with the 2012 Nissan GT-R, that is rumored to get more than 500 hp.
Source : NAGTROC

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Item Reviewed: Launch Control 3.0 ? Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Sean Morris