Nissan GT-R forums are bursting with angry stories of owners using launch control, breaking their transaxle and getting their warranties voided. Some have even refused to take delivery of the GT-R after realizing they would end up incurring the cost of the damage if they decided to use the launch control system.
Rumors have recently been floating around the web that the 2010 Nissan GT-R won’t have the launch control feature. So is it true? InsideLine spoke to three Nissan employees at the 2008 LA Auto Show – the first two confirmed that the removal of launch control was being considered.
However, the third Nissan member, a high-ranking executive, confirmed this removal. “It’s gone,” he said “We just don’t want to deal with the warranty nightmare anymore. It’ll make the 2009 GT-R really special. It’ll be the only R35 with launch control.”