2012 Nissan GT-R shows-off its launch control [video]

2012 Nissan GT-R shows-off its launch control [video]

New launch control function helps smooth out and maximize the GT-R's sprint. Video shows GT-R's impressive bolt from a standstill.

0 to 100 km/h in 3 seconds flat!

Now, you can watch how the 2012 Nissan GT-R achieves that remarkable feat with the help of its launch control function - called the R-Mode Start Function or the LC4 R35.

It does so in several 'take-offs' in this video.

Nissan tested the GT-R's time on the Sendai Hi-land Race Way in Japan last year and that 3 second sprint time is impressive for a relatively well-priced sport model like the GT-R. By comparison, the next Lamborghini LP 700-4 uses a carbon fiber body and a 6.5 liter V12, with 700 PS (690 bhp / 515 kW) to get that flagship supercar's 0 to 100 km/h sprint in at under 3 seconds (2.9 seconds is the official Lambo time).

The 2012 Nissan GT-R comes with a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V6 engine featuring an output of 530 hp (395 kW / 537 PS) and 488 lb-ft (661 Nm) of torque.

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