GT Channel Interview Mizuno-san on GT-R Launch Controversy

April 23rd, 2009


Sam Mitani, of Road & Track magazine, tests out the Series II Nissan GT-R 0-60 acceleration performance at Nissan’s Tochigi test track. He then sits down and asks the tough questions to Mizuno-san regarding the so called “launch control” function of the GT-R.

Sticking to the letter of the owners manual, Mizuno-san explains that the VDC off mode is and always has been useful only to free the car if stuck in snow or mud and not for launching.

Now that the GT-R has a VDC on “launch control” mode available to current and owners it pretty much takes all the controversy away but stil… Thanks Sam for asking these questions we all wanted to hear answered officially.

Source: GTChannel

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  1. wsq
    April 23rd, 2009 at 07:30 | #1

    Mizuno-san spec v nurburgring time?

  2. April 23rd, 2009 at 17:15 | #2

    Bullsh!t! If it was always for getting out of snow or mud, why did the GTRNissan.com website change? When I ordered my GTR the website described VDC off mode as ‘for when the driver does not want the help of the system’ then when trannys started breaking the description on the website changed to ‘for moving slowly out of mud or snow’??

  3. KB@01
    April 24th, 2009 at 17:45 | #3

    It could have been a fumble on the Nissan NA marketing side of things. You get excited about the car and put something out that is not entirely true. Still it always should have been clarified like this by the main designer from the beginning.

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