Wednesday, February 25, 2009

RumorMill : 2010 Nissan GT-R with improved gearbox to hit 60 mph in 3.3 seconds!

Nissan GT-R with its official 0-60 mph time in 3.5 seconds has been a very impressive number. Lets face it, 0-60 mph time is always the number people talk about when it comes to supercars and their performance. But for 2010 (2009 in Japan) Nissan will drop-out the launch control unit for the GT-R beacause when extensive use, it broke the gearbox. Launch control was helping the car to launch as smoothly as possible to give the astonishing 3.5 second 0-60 mph time. So without the launch control, could the 2010 GT-R be slower than the orignal 2008 GT-R?

Not exactly. The 2010 Nissan GT-R (2009 in Japan) will have increased horsepower in the engine, and an improved software for the gearbox. As the changes to transmission usually lead to better performance numbers, Nissan engineers at the Tochigi Assembly plant put the new 2010 GT-R on a test at their own track.

The test-engineers were surprised. Despite the lack of launch control, they were able to hit 60 mph in the new and standard 2010 GT-R in 3.3 seconds! That's truly astonishing. This number is to people who used to say that the GT-R was fast only beacause of the launch control. Well, Nissan have smashed these sayings about the GT-R by being even faster without the launch control computer.

Nissan has not made it official yet, but it is expected that the official announcement should come out soon. So, is it true? We surely hope so!

Source : [GT-R Blog]

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