Leaping Lizards! Edmunds Inside Line Claims 3.3 Second 0-60 with 2009 Nissan GT-R

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We'll just leave the snark to a minimum on Godzilla here. Instead, we'll give you the straight scoop from the Line on the Inside at Edmunds on their recent 0-60 time test with a borrowed JDM-Spec 2009 Nissan GT-R across the Pacific in Japan:

"We know you want the numbers and we're not going to waste your time. Neither is Nissan. Its 2009 GT-R hits 60 mph in 3.3 seconds, quicker than the last Dodge Viper, Corvette Z06 and Porsche 911 Turbo we tested. Keep your foot pinned, and after another tap on the upshift paddle it will clear the quarter-mile in 11.6 seconds at more than 120 mph. "

So how'd they do it? Well...

...they used the new GT-R's special "launch control" mode — a hidden "easter egg" of sorts that allows the driver to use a special button sequence — up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, a, b, a, b, start — to force the computer to hold the engine at 4,500 rpm until your left foot lifts off the brake pedal. Learn how with the video above lovingly borrowed from the Edmunds Inside Line web site. And remember, if you do it the other way, you'll get 100 extra lives. [Edmunds Inside Line]