Step One: get a tree. Step Two: hook the tree up to a Nissan GT-R. Step Three: engage launch control and, wait, this isn’t so simple.
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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.
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.
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…
Nissan execs have apparently told the reporters over at Edmunds Straightline that the 2009 Nissan GT-R will be the first and last GT-R with the "launch control" system as the company is tired of dealing with the warranty nightmares that have convinced people they can't do GT-R donuts. Said one high-ranking exec:
Someone claiming to own a Nissan GT-R 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…