Until very recently, exit at full speed from stands with a high-performance vehicle required, among other things, high synchronization on your feet and be able to keep the engine at a high torque motor area but without leaving that tires eventually lose adhesion with the soil. So easy is stepping on clutch, put first, accelerate to fund and release the clutch of hit in case of be manual. Lots of noise, lots of smoke, but low effectiveness.
For a time, the technology and the multitude of sensors that equip vehicles, especially those of high performance, have allowed develop programs specific to facilitate booting stopped motorists. Rather than have that be playing with the regime of spin, vary carefully as step on the accelerator and try not skidding; simply step on a button, left foot to brake, right foot sinking fund Accelerator, release the brake and let the electronics take care of the rest.
The Nissan GT-R was one of the first vehicles to have this system, which as we all know is called “Launch Control“. If it wasn’t for him, this model would not be able to stop the Chrono in the 0 to 100 in just 3 seconds. James May discovered the Launch Control precisely with “Godzilla“, when working for the program Top Gear of the BBC, along with Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson.
Precisely in the channel of YouTube of Jeremy Clarkson has been published recently the video that have punctured a little more up, in which can see as James May freak out with the operation of the Launch Control in the Nissan GT-R. He former presenter of Top Gear not is tired of repeat again and again the sequence of launch, not leaving of amaze is in each “released”.
You have proven in any model the Launch Control? If have opportunity to do it and feel it maximum acceleration possible, but nor abuse, because will reduce the life of the vehicle.