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

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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.

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By besting their currently advertised 3.5-second run, Nissan firmly plants the car deeper into supercar territory at what is still a value price (relatively speaking). The new launch feature is primarily a software change in the transmission control unit, which decreases the max PRM at launch with Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) off from 4500 RPM to between 3000 and 3500 RPM.

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But there's a twist: this new time was achieved while VDC was still on.

It seems the other change to VDC, which enabled a higher RPM at launch with the system on, provides enough juice to get it to there faster. We'll be curious to see what happens when they do a run with VDC off. In the meantime, the numbers aren't official yet but it was a Nissan test driver at the Nissan Tochigi test track so Nissan Japan should be announcing it any day now.

[Source: GT-R Blog]

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Clay Davis

Pretty impressive, I'm still dying to drive one, it's the one car that keeps eluding me! I've got no doubt that it'll do 60 in 3.3.

The software update is fixing the problem of people being idiots and ruining their transmissions(only 16 GT-Rs were actually affected by this). The update keeps the car from breaking itself, so you can launch all you want. And anyone who just takes their GT-R to the drag strip is an idiot, it's not what the car was designed for, hit up some canyon roads!...or whatever you have where you live.