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Does anyone have information on how much the "R" mode enhances overall performance? For instance; in the owners manual it states using the "R" mode for the transmission in auto allows you to achieve higher engine speed, greater power train torque and engine braking, using "R" mode in manual allows you to make quicker shifts.

Just how much faster would a GT-R be using the "R" mode versus one not using it? My seat dyno feels like it makes a difference, not sure if this has come up before.

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Just normal cruising In auto the car shifts to 6 gear at about 40 mph. In R mode it will stay in 4th longer I've noticed
 

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It is just as the switches indicate:

Trans R mode - gear shifts are faster (the RPM's at which gears are changed adjusts depending on whether or not the car is being pushed hard - this can be adjusted with one hard braking corner, then throttle out - you'll notice it instantly)
Suspension R mode - less noticeable unless on track. Firms up a little, and has less roll.
VDC R mode - gives some traction up, before engaging traction control, reeling the car back.

No acceleration performance accept for gear change speeds, and it's only really a tenth here and there.

*edit - depending on LC mode. Sometimes R mode allows a better launch (or launch at all) than other modes.
 
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