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. [ToTheFloor.com via NAGTROC] » 1/24/11 5:15pm 1/24/11 5:15pm

This Is Nissan's GT-R Launch-Control Warranty Settlement

When Nissan released its GT-R, buyers soon discovered that using the vehicle's launch-control feature led to a blown transmission and voided warranty. One owner started a class-action lawsuit and prevailed, but the rest may get screwed. Here's the official settlement. » 6/17/10 9:00am 6/17/10 9:00am

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…