Launch Control New Season: Sno*Drift

This could be the year that Rally Sports finally leave their mark on America. If you're a fan you've probably been hearing (or saying that) for a long time, but this year is different now that we have Rally America on the NBC Sports Network and Redbull in charge of the Global Rallycross. » 4/16/14 9:41am 4/16/14 9:41am

Bugatti Veyron gets dragstrip revenge on Nissan GT-R

Yesterday we learned about the high cost of expectations: a few seconds of launch control confusion left a thousand-horsepower Bugatti Veyron flatfooted against a pedestrian-by-comparison Nissan GT-R. But on the second run, payback was swift and sweet. » 12/30/11 4:00pm 12/30/11 4:00pm

Watch The GT-R's New Launch Control: Godzilla SMAAAASH!

Nissan's really improved the GT-R's launch control function—now dubbed LC4—for 2012. Flip it on and you can slingshot from 0-60 in 2.9 seconds. Let's hear it for strategic clutch slippage and timing retardation. [ via NAGTROC] » 1/24/11 5:15pm 1/24/11 5:15pm

How To Use The 2012 Nissan GT-R's New Launch Control

Nissan GT-R owners quickly discovered achieving the company's touted performance numbers meant using launch control, thus voiding their warranty. Nissan dropped launch control for 2010. Now it's back — as "R Mode Start." Here's how to do it. » 1/20/11 1:15pm 1/20/11 1:15pm

2010 GT-R Warranty Voided For Denying Nissan Access To Your Black Box…

Additional exclusions unearthed in the customer disclosure form for the 2010 Nissan GT-R indicate the warranty is voided should you go insane and dyno test it or deny Nissan access to your black box data. » 4/07/09 10:00am 4/07/09 10:00am

2010 Nissan GT-R Runs 0-To-60 MPH In 3.3 Seconds, Unofficially

The folks from GTRBlog were on hand with Nissan engineers when they pulled off a hoping-to-be-official 3.3-second 0-To-60 MPH launch with the updated launch control feature in the 2010 Nissan GT-R. » 2/24/09 10:30am 2/24/09 10:30am

Nissan GT-R With Updated Launch Control Still Fast

Owners of Nissan GT-Rs with updated launch control are starting to file their first impressions. So far, they're almost universally positive. » 2/05/09 11:00am 2/05/09 11:00am

Audi Politely Asks You Not To Destroy Your R8

After Nissan's GT-R launch control issues the automaker decided to remove the system from the new 2010 model Godzilla. They should have just followed Audi's lead. The folks over at Inside Line have a long term Audi R8 in their fleet and noticed after using launch control the system asks in a polite manner to please… » 12/05/08 10:30am 12/05/08 10:30am

2010 Nissan GT-R To Lose Troublesome Launch Control

Nissan execs have apparently told the reporters over at Edmunds Straightline » 11/20/08 10:30am 11/20/08 10:30am that the will be the first and last GT-R with the "launch control" system as the company is tired of dealing with the that have convinced people they can't do . Said one high-ranking exec: Hey, but there's a silver lining. Said the same…

GT-R Owner Busts Tranny Using Launch Control, Nissan Claims Issue Not…

Someone claiming to own a Nissan GT-R » 10/09/08 2:40pm 10/09/08 2:40pm has proclaimed on the North American GT-R Owners Club forums (NAGTROC) that his GT-R's transmission has broken after multiple uses of the vehicle's launch control function. The owner says that when the vehicle was then brought to the Nissan service center, where he was told the…