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Drag Race – 2012 Nissan GT-R vs 2011 Nissan GT-R

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaxlAr3XQd4[/youtube]

If we look back to 2009, you’ll remember that owners of the Nissan GT-R had a serious issue to think about. Their cars came with a launch control system, but by using it, they had to say goodbye to the warranty. The Japanese carmaker decided to avoid the “warranty nightmare” for the 2010 model and they ditched the system.

For the 2012 model, the Nissan GT-R can be fitted with the launch control system as it is listed as optional equipment. The Japanese engineers tweaked the system which now allows the drivers to use it four times in a row, before shutting it off so that the transmission of the car will not have to suffer.

Just like the first generation of the system, the new one, dubbed LC4 launches from 4,000 rpm but it does a better job at minimizing the wheel spin, making the new generation of the car (which is 45 hp more powerful than the outgoing model) a lot faster in a straight line race, comparing to the 2010MY GT-R.

The 530 hp / 448 pound-feet of torque coming from the engine allow the car to reach 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds, with the aid of the sophisticated electronic all-wheel-drive system and the dual-clutch transmission.