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I was looking at some 2013-2016 GTRs for sale (under warranty), just in general to understand the value of our GTRs and in a lot of cases where the car is sold by the owner the following statement is highlighted:
Car was never launched!

Why the hell do people write this if it does not void the warranty?! Is it just a perception that launching means the car will break? or Is it because of the infamous 2009 GTR tranny failures? Or many people actually never launch their cars and think it's a big deal?

I just have a difficulty believing someone who says they've never launched their GTR with 15k miles.

What y'all thoughts?
 

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I was looking at some 2013-2016 GTRs for sale (under warranty), just in general to understand the value of our GTRs and in a lot of cases where the car is sold by the owner the following statement is highlighted:
Car was never launched!

Why the hell do people write this if it does not void the warranty?! Is it just a perception that launching means the car will break? or Is it because of the infamous 2009 GTR tranny failures? Or many people actually never launch their cars and think it's a big deal?

I just have a difficulty believing someone who says they've never launched their GTR with 15k miles.

What y'all thoughts?
"never launched", "women driven", "never been in an accident", "driven by an elderly individual", and one that I saw last year and just died when reading "never seen triple digit speeds". Needless to say, some of these lies are too funny!
 

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I totally agree with you. I shake my head when I see this. but there is a logical answer as to why, the fiasco in 2008 with the original launch control was pretty bad to the point where it tainted the image of the GTR rollout even more so to the casual observer. Launch control and the fear of warranty denials became like the scarlet letter to the GTR where buyers would think once the car was launched it was an untouchable outcast. Nissan patched this issue for a couple years and then for the 2012 they fixed it once and for all and gave the car a reliable safe and extremely effective launch control. I think the damage was done and the launch control issue will always be associated with the car. So I think that mentality just sticks and owners feel like they need to emphasizes that on a sell even on the 2012+ that is a normal warranted function

the irony of the listing of "never launched" is on a stock 2012+ GTR since you must have VDC on you cant tell if it has ever been launched
 

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Hmm. I've often wondered the same thing. Before I got mine, I couldn't wait to launch it. I told myself, I'll launch it every time I drive it (which is just a few times per month). Well I've had it for almost two weeks and haven't launched it once! I've hit 140mph multiple times and 160mph a couple times and have punched it from a stop, but never launched it, Yet. I plan to, but have only driven it for a weekend when I picked it up.
 

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I totally agree with you. I shake my head when I see this. but there is a logical answer as to why, the fiasco in 2008 with the original launch control was pretty bad to the point where it tainted the image of the GTR rollout even more so to the casual observer. Launch control and the fear of warranty denials became like the scarlet letter to the GTR where buyers would think once the car was launched it was an untouchable outcast. Nissan patched this issue for a couple years and then for the 2012 they fixed it once and for all and gave the car a reliable safe and extremely effective launch control. I think the damage was done and the launch control issue will always be associated with the car. So I think that mentality just sticks and owners feel like they need to emphasizes that on a sell even on the 2012+ that is a normal warranted function

the irony of the listing of "never launched" is on a stock 2012+ GTR since you must have VDC on you cant tell if it has ever been launched
Agreed. For those that are familiar with the car know that the launch control is very violent and although it doesn't void the warranty, it still puts a toll on the transmission. Some people have launched over 100 times with no issues. Others launched 10 times and broke things. Either way It's funny when people are selling any car what they write!!
 

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Agreed. For those that are familiar with the car know that the launch control is very violent and although it doesn't void the warranty, it still puts a toll on the transmission. Some people have launched over 100 times with no issues. Others launched 10 times and broke things. Either way It's funny when people are selling any car what they write!!
I dont know if it actually takes a toll when the car is stock. Maybe when you get to fbo but even then i'm under the impression its VERY safe. Am I wrong to think that?

Man you should see what some of our canadian listings have -- "never winter driven" (5 year old car is rusted to shit) HAHAHAH
 

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Agreed. For those that are familiar with the car know that the launch control is very violent and although it doesn't void the warranty, it still puts a toll on the transmission. Some people have launched over 100 times with no issues. Others launched 10 times and broke things. Either way It's funny when people are selling any car what they write!!
I don't think anyone has launched a stock DBA and broke things. And just for the record, I never launched my 09 before it was factory neutered by Nissan' reflash, and only launched my 15 once...because I can't find a safe place to do it! I want to launch the crap out of it, but it is too much for the street....
 

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I've never launched my 2014 and have no desire to. Going from zero to infinity is hard on components and I find the car to be plenty fast during WOT without the use of launch control with high rpm's and dropping the clutch...or feathering it as the case may be. I don't think I'd categorize launching as an abusive activity but don't kid yourself...it is hard on components.
 

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I second the MC comment in regards to being able to tell via consult that the car has been launched. Because DBAs launch with vdc on, consult can only count how many launches on CBAs. So if you have a DBA, launch away.
 

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I was looking at some 2013-2016 GTRs for sale (under warranty), just in general to understand the value of our GTRs and in a lot of cases where the car is sold by the owner the following statement is highlighted:
Car was never launched!

Why the hell do people write this if it does not void the warranty?! Is it just a perception that launching means the car will break? or Is it because of the infamous 2009 GTR tranny failures? Or many people actually never launch their cars and think it's a big deal?

I just have a difficulty believing someone who says they've never launched their GTR with 15k miles.

What y'all thoughts?
I've got about 20,000 miles on mine and 7 years and I've never launched my car.
 

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I've got about 20,000 miles on mine and 7 years and I've never launched my car.
That's pretty sad. That's the best part of the car for me....now that I've done a full build I actually miss my launch when I still had traction (FBO)...
 

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I've got about 20,000 miles on mine and 7 years and I've never launched my car.
That's like having sex without the happy ending.
 

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Every time I read about the pansies that have never launched, I want to punch someone. Sell the car, you don't deserve it. I have launched over 500 times on e85 before it broke. It broke because of 650awtq. As long as you don't get excessive rear wheel spin, you can launch it a thousand times on the stock setup. There is no point owning this car if you never launch, you are missing your left nut anyways, so go get a Mustang.
 

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Can you cancel the launch in the middle of it? Say when speed has reached 50km/h you release the gas pedal and car goes back to normal mode.
 

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Can you cancel the launch in the middle of it? Say when speed has reached 50km/h you release the gas pedal and car goes back to normal mode.
No, you have to keep your foot in it until you red line in 6th gear.. lol

Jk, you simply let your foot up on the accelerator.

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Can you cancel the launch in the middle of it? Say when speed has reached 50km/h you release the gas pedal and car goes back to normal mode.
You can cancel at any speed or time you want. Just come off the gas.
 

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Thanks guys. Waiting for the 1600km to arrive
 

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It's a matter of personal preference. I've launched my '09 maybe 1/2 dozen times at most. To be honest for me launching got old really fast and it's prob been 2+ years since I last launched. I tend to keep it relatively tame on streets anyway.

I bought the car explicitly as my 3rd track car... that's where I get my thrills with it and to me the challenge of lap times
is far more exciting then
yet another computer-controlled blistering 0-60 straight line launch from a light. But hey, if launching turns your crank (see what I did there?
), then have at it - it's built into the car after all.

I do daily drive it as well because I truly enjoy driving the car.

But again, it's personal preference - whatever your preference, keep it safe!
 

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I second the MC comment in regards to being able to tell via consult that the car has been launched. Because DBAs launch with vdc on, consult can only count how many launches on CBAs. So if you have a DBA, launch away.
Wow so you never really tell how many times it's been launched?
 

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I've got about 20,000 miles on mine and 7 years and I've never launched my car.
Why buy it in first place? I'm pretty sure you bought it not for the looks or comfort but for the performance, cornering and speed! The launch control is a big part of that experience.
 
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